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  1. I find it odd that FileMaker is so intuitive yet hides access to the file name of the data source during importing. It looks like the only way I have found based on posts on the forum is to import the Data Source file as a reference into a container field. That is an extra step that shouldn't have to be done since FileMaker sees the Source file name during multiple points in the import process. Here are three dialogs where it's seen during import. There has to be a way to use the input file name with some kind of Get Function. Please help!
  2. I need some help importing a RSS 2.0 XML into FileMaker Pro Adv 10. I'm trying to modify a xslt file that came with FM. When I use this xslt it tries to map the parent Recipients and not the child Recipient. I'm stuck and could use a hand. Any thoughts on what to modify or add would be much appreciated? Here is the xlst: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" version="1.0"> <!-- File: msdso_elem.xslt Transforms data in an ELEMENT based MSDSO grammar into the FMPXMLRESULT grammar, suitable for import. =============================================================== Copyright © 2002 FileMaker, Inc. All rights reserved. Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met: * Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution. * Neither the name of the FileMaker, Inc. nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission. THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. =============================================================== --> <xsl:template match="/*"> <FMPXMLRESULT xmlns="http://www.filemaker.com/fmpxmlresult"> <ERRORCODE>0</ERRORCODE> <PRODUCT BUILD="" NAME="" VERSION=""/> <DATABASE DATEFORMAT="M/d/yyyy" LAYOUT="" NAME="" RECORDS="{count(/*/*)}" TIMEFORMAT="h:mm:ss a"/> <METADATA> <xsl:for-each select="/*/*[position()=1]/*"> <FIELD> <xsl:attribute name="EMPTYOK">YES</xsl:attribute> <xsl:attribute name="MAXREPEAT">1</xsl:attribute> <xsl:attribute name="NAME"><xsl:value-of select="name()"/></xsl:attribute> <xsl:attribute name="TYPE">TEXT</xsl:attribute> </FIELD> </xsl:for-each> </METADATA> <RESULTSET> <xsl:attribute name="FOUND"><xsl:value-of select="count(child::*)"/></xsl:attribute> <xsl:for-each select="child::*"> <ROW> <xsl:attribute name="MODID">0</xsl:attribute> <xsl:attribute name="RECORDID">0</xsl:attribute> <xsl:for-each select="child::*"> <COL> <DATA> <xsl:value-of select="."/> </DATA> </COL> </xsl:for-each> </ROW> </xsl:for-each> </RESULTSET> </FMPXMLRESULT> </xsl:template> </xsl:stylesheet> Here is the XML: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <rss version="2.0"> <Recipients> <Recipient> <First_name>Adam</First_name> <Last_name>Smith</Last_name> <Address1>123 main street</Address1> <Address2 /> <City>Lakewood ranch</City> <State>NY</State> <Zip>10012</Zip> <Country>USA</Country> <Cust_Phone>941-555-1212</Cust_Phone> <Company_name /> <L_num>Z3116-01</L_num> <Qty>50</Qty> <Promo>G147571</Promo> <Toll_num>1-888-238-0030</Toll_num> <email>sample@aol.com</email> <email2>bobjones@adt.com</email2> <repName /> <repPhone /> <CustomText>Adam Smith</CustomText> <IntOrderId>230839</IntOrderId> <OrderDateTime>2015-10-07 14:26:44</OrderDateTime> </Recipient> </Recipients> </rss>
  3. I need to be able to import the filename of the data file I'm importing into FMP. Is that possible?
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