1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 1, 2013 8:50 AM by Jade

    Excel Import to FM Database on iOS?

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      Excel Import to FM Database on iOS?

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           Good Afternoon and Happy Easter to everybody!

           I was wondering if there is a way of mailing an Excel file to an iPad (in a pre-defined format) and import the individual lines to a pre-defined FM databaase?

           Thanks for helping me out
           Helmut

        • 1. Re: Excel Import to FM Database on iOS?
          Jade

               Happy Easter to you, Helmut.

                

               I think importing to FileMaker Go on the iPad is restricted to FileMaker files only.  Here's a clip from the FM Go Technical Brief (page 13):

          Importing Records
          Importing records is supported in a scripted process when using the Import Records script step to import from another FileMaker file. Using the Import Records script step, you can:

                                
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            Import records from a hosted file (FileMaker Server or shared using peer to peer sharing with FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Pro Advanced) into a local database. Although FileMaker Go cannot import directly from an ODBC source, it can import from an ODBC source through ESS.

                                
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            Import records stored in a local database into a hosted file

                                
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            Import records from a hosted file into another hosted file

                                
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            Import records from a local database into another local database

                                
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            Import records between tables in the same file (local or hosted) 

                                
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