Best way to set up importing demographic information
Hello I have a database which runs from fm server. I would like to know the best way to import a new person's demographic information. Ie would it be better to have a webpage that the person can fill in online and then somehow have that information imported into my database. Or alternatively would it be better to have a PDF that the person can fill in and then import into the database's related fields. An example of the scenario is when you shop online for instance and need to create a new account. Often there is a demographics page that you fill your details in. Is there a way of getting that page of information imported into a new file in the database? Any direction would be appreciated.
FileMaker won't be able to extract data from the PDF. You'd need to either publish your database to the web so that the demographic info is submitted directly to your database, or you'd set up a system that exports this data in a compatible file format (tab, csv, excel, xml...) for import into your database.