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Filemaker and VBScript

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I'm looking for good websites and/or books that explain how to control Filemaker externally using VBScript (getting it to run scripts, create new records, put data in a field, etc.). Can anyone suggest anything? Thanks.

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Check out some examples on my website (www.connectingdata.com)

But before you get your hopes up, all you can do is launch FM, quit it, open and close a file and run a script.

You can't add records, you can't put data into a field (although you can do that through ODBC in VBscript).

If you want more VBscript support, please ask for it here

http://www.filemaker.com/company/product_feature_request.html

The more we ask, the better the changes we'll get it.

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Running a script is enough since I can use that to create the records and such. Thanks. smile.gif

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Hmmm, no way to pass a variable's value directly to FMPro to set a field's value? If not, I suppose I can do a cumbersome workaround of sending the variable data to a text file and having a script in FMPro import it.

* EDIT *

Gah, just reread the last part of your post. Do you have an example of how to do it with ODBC? I'm not that familiar with ODBC yet.

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