Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
aaroncp

Importing a fixed-width document?

Recommended Posts

Hello. I am using FileMaker Pro 9 and cannot seem to figure out how to import a fixed-width file.

I have a file that has one record per line, using a fixed-width format -- no commas, tabs, etc...

When trying to import into FileMaker, it sees each line as one record. There are no options I can find for setting the widths of the columns, a la Excel.

Ultimately my goal is to automate this process so the text file is processed every day and imported into our database, but I gotta get past step one first. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Aaron

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You need to do this yourself, by importing into a single field, and making other fields auto-enter a calculated result, using the Middle() function.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.