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  1. Thanks everyone for the suggestions. There are a couple of ways that this seems to be working. That was the key factor in helping me see what was wrong with the syntax. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> John Transfer Student Incoming Freshmen The problem was not with the returns in-between the tags, it is with the tabs that are automatically entered in dreamweaver. In the above code you can see "Incoming Freshmen" indented, which screwed everything up. This works: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> John Transf
  2. I don't know if my example was clear. After the import when more than one box is checked filemaker leaves all boxes unchecked. It seems to just ignore the information pertaining to that field. All other fields are unaffected. In xml the information between the tags Transfer Student is what filemaker is trying to parse. In this case "Transfer Student." If I knew what phrasing filemaker liked I might be able to output it that way. I have a feeling I need to get xsl to let filemaker know how to interpret the info. I might need to do something like add a child attribute to th
  3. Thanks David. I've setup a field that uses a checkbox value list with the following: Transfer Student, Incoming Freshmen, Current Student, Other. When I import into filemaker and the import file has only one box checked it works fine. If there are more then one boxes checked it simply ignores the entry for that field. If you look at my first example above, when it imports one checked box correctly the xml output looks like this: Transfer Student In this case the Transfer Student checkbox works. I'm trying to make it so that if they (for whatever reason) need to check more t
  4. I'm using PHP to output the data from a HTML form as a string. I don't know you're knowledge of PHP but as an example it outputs something like this: applyingas[] is the string and values in the string are represented as - applyingas[1] = incoming freshmen, applyingas[2] = transfer student, etc. I know what it is outputting as. I get that filemaker is simply importing the information in the xml code. I had it set up originally as a tab delinated file and filemaker wouldn't interpret the information until I phrased it in the following way: Incoming FreshmenTransfer StudentOtherIn
  5. I believe they are coming in as one thing. My thoery is: since I haven't set up a value that is "Transfer StudentOther" nothing is selected. If it's just "Transfer Student" input then that is selected. If I put a return in it or a "-" it still isn't read. I have some checkboxes that have several choices for this example I'm just trying to get 2 to work. I don't know if that makes a difference to your solution, but I thought I should mention it. How would that work? I would set up a script to import automatically then it would go through the xml with an if/then statement
  6. I'm trying to import some form information but I can't get the checkboxes info to transfer. I setup a simple test file and have a separate XSLT. All the other fields I got working alright. But if there is more than one box selected none of the choices transfer. I'm sure it's a syntax issue. My code looks like this: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> White Mark 323-1111 pp100 All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All
  7. I think I figured it out. This question might be too basic for this forum. In any event, anyone reading this that might have a similar problem should check out the following link: filemaker XML examples The MSDSO_element import example is what helped me.
  8. Hi all, I've developed an online form where a user submits an application. There are a few fields that need to have text answers entered such as a field that has a user describes his/her history. Right now I have filemaker set up to import all the fields as a tab delineated file and it works fine unless the user enters a return in any of the longer text answer fields. How can I get the field values imported if they contain returns or tabs entered by the user?
  9. Thanks again for your prompt reply. I was brought on to do a straight html form and have since been dropped into working out the PHP and the filemaker parts of the process. I do understand how the file import window works. Undoubtedly, I have not designed my filemaker database in the best manner. But I also think I've been unclear. I designed the database (on filemakers suggestion) with similar data in different tables. For instance I have one table with "contact info" and another with "academic background", etc. I probably should have just done one long table. But I have since des
  10. I understand that for my office and really for longevity I should export as an xml doc with a xsl sheet. However, my real hang-up is the scripting part. If I have to have the script open multiple times anyway the quick fix solution would be to just have it open my current tab delinated file multiple times and import the specifed fields. I'll have to do the same thing for the xml docs anyway, right? It sounds like that script should be simple but I can't work it out. I've read through the script steps reference on the filemaker website to no avail. I can get it to create a new record and
  11. Thanks for the quick reply. I'll give it a try and let you know my progress.
  12. I'm a noob - so, if there is an easy idoitic solution, forgive me. I was hired to do some web work and along the way I became the filemaker setup guy. I created a form online that outputs data into a text file. My client just got filemaker and asked me to set it up for them, which I've done. The problem is I designed the data base with different tables to hold similar info. The tables are: contact info, career goals, education, and references. I can output the data any which way. Originally, it was a list of fields and their values ($field = value). I was having trouble getting tha
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