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Hold my hand on importing tab-delim from server

Question asked by wfgclapp on Nov 17, 2014
Latest reply on Nov 19, 2014 by wfgclapp

Here's what I'm looking to do:


(Filemaker 13)


1. Want to eventually have multiple FM solutions for sales dept.

2. Want these solutions to all have access to a common database containing customer data. Let's call that db "Customers".

3. First question...can multiple FM solutions access a common db like that?

4. I need to update the Customers db on a daily basis with info from our back-end.

5. I am currently dumping a tab-delim file of customer data from our back-end to the FM Server on a daily basis. Filename is static. That's the file I want to update my Customers db with.

6. How to create this import script and make it run automatically on the server?


I have read a bunch of articles and such on scripting and PSOS but can't seem to piece it all together.


I'm assuming this is a common task and I'm hoping there's a dummy step-by-step out there somewhere. Anyone know of something?