Kurt Knippel Posted July 12, 2000 Share Posted July 12, 2000 quote: Originally posted by Macman: Greetings! I've been over this a few times with tech support of two companies, went through the list of plug-ins, and have tried all known solutions without success. I'm using FM5 to "extend" our DOS based accounting program's sales capabilities and reporting, and importing data from this program requires a bit much; true, it is job security, but who wants these guys calling me when I'm nursing a flu! Our acct. program cannot export in tab delimited or dbf. It can export comma delimited, but the use of commas in the fields (like company names, etc.) wreaks havoc on importing; one off comma and the whole thing goes off kilter. My solution thus far has been to use Excel to import it as a fixed width text file (which works nicely), but try and expalin that to co workers who have a problem just starting up thier computers. So here is: is that same "fixed width" import available for FMPro? Has anyone seen a plug-in that might do this? The extra step using Excel's for the birds, and it doesn't do much to help sell FMPro's involvement into the company. Getting another acct. program is not an option (I've tried to get them to use an FM solution without success), and I'm stuck in a very long morning routine. Any ideas? Well, I am afraid that the problem is not with Filemaker or with Excel, so you are kinda stuck. Personally I use Excel all the time for data cleanup. I find that it is a fantastic program for that use. I would recommend that you keep using it for that purpose. ------------------ =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Kurt Knippel Senior Filemaker Developer http://www.inthescene.com mailto:[email protected] =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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