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importing excel to FM 4.0


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You can save the Excel file as an Excel 4.0 Worksheet or as tab-separated text. Either way, it'll only save the current sheet, rather than the whole workbook, but at least you can import into FMPv4.

Here's one area where FMPv5 is a significant improvement; I suggest upgrading. In v5, you can literally drop the Excel file into FMP, and it'll not only open, but you can tell FMP that the first row is the fieldnames.

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Firstly, if you want to stay with 4.0, get the updates from the Filemaker website. This problem was at least dealt with in the FMP 4.1 to 4.1-v3 update, so I would guess they solved it for 4.0 too.

Another trick is not to import, but to simply open the Excel file with FMP. Once you have a new FMP file containing ti information, you can import it into your database.

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