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I am trying to convert a text file to FMP 5.0

I want 3 parts of one text file to be separated into 3 FM fields

in the text file these parts are separated by a blank line

(I am trying to convert PubMed text files into FM)

THANKS!!

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You can open .txt files within FileMaker.

Each line will import as a separate record, so the way you have your file set up now, it will create 5 records & 1 field (in the 2nd & 4th records the field will be blank, reflecting the blank lines).

By separating the three items with tabs instead of returns, they'll import into 3 different fields in 1 record. Never mind if the tabs don't appear "properly" in your text editor; they'll import just fine.

HTH,

Dan

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