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Data Import Method

Question asked by BrianWilliams on Oct 3, 2011
Latest reply on Oct 3, 2011 by mgores


Data Import Method


 Our membership database has been outsourced and now resides on the internet - it will no longer be maintained with filemaker.  However, there are still a few procedures that will stay in filemaker that need to know if the name being entered is a current member.  Current members can be downloaded into an Excel spreadsheet.  Is setting up a recurring import the best way to go to get the member data into filemaker?  I have read that this process creates a new file - does it create a new file every time you do the import?  Can I disconnect the functionality that does the import every time Filemaker is opened, and just let the user run the script that is created from the button that is also created?