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Change Import Field Mapping in 90 field count

Question asked by MargotFenner on Mar 7, 2011
Latest reply on Mar 7, 2011 by philmodjunk


Change Import Field Mapping in 90 field count


I am trying to help a friend to import data from an Excel spreadsheet to FM 10. The person who did the origional FM design is no longer available. She has a Mac. I have a PC and no FM or FM experience. I have limited access to her system.

The problem is with the mapping of the feilds durring the import of a CSV file.  There are about 90 fields. It appears that a field was added near the top of the Excel file after the import mapping was last corrected. When I move a field it moves the replaced field down to the bottom. It is obviously tedious to move a field near the top of the list. The Excel file should not be changed.

Is there a way to do an insert instead of replace while changing the mapping when importing a CSV file? Only one person will import the data so will the mapping stick once it is corrected?

Reading posts in the Fourm I notice metions of scripting the import. There is an Import button so I assume there is a script. I have not had a chance to see if I can figure out how to view the script and what it does.