I am attempting to import 60 records from a CSV file. There are 4 fields per record: First Name, Last Name, Email and Source.
When I choose Import Records... > File... from the File menu, everything looks good, 4 data points point to the correct field names: arrow icon "Import this field" but the rest are the double dots icon, "Don't import this field," and when I click on the Import button only the first record is imported.
I don't use Filemaker frequently enough to remember everything but when I need it, I really need it. I do not remember having to go thru and changing every icon in the Import dialog to import this field, I thought that was automatic.
I there something missing in the CSV file? I can reprocess that if required. Having to indicate to import for every record will be tedious.
Thanks in advance for any help.
By JH Howland
Filemaker Pro 11 is running on two Windows 10 computers connected as Host and Client over a network.
The script to import data from an Excel .csv file utilizes the following script step options:
1. Un-Checked - Specify data source - File
2. Check - Specify import order, Import Action
a. Select - Update existing records in found set
b. Check - Don't import first record (contains field names)
3. Check - Perform without dialog
When the Import script is run from the Host computer, and the desired .csv file is manually selected, the Excel first row field names are not imported and the second row with the data is imported as expected. (See Host Import Mapping)
When the same script is run from the Client computer, the Excel first row field names are imported and not the second row data. To get the proper result, I have to leave the check box for "Perform without dialog" unchecked and then manually, from the "Import Action" group, check the box for "Don't import first record (contains field names)" to get the proper data imported. (See Client Import Mapping, check box is no longer checked)
Is this caused by a defect in FMP 11? I can't figure out why this is happening.
By JH Howland
After my Windows 10 based Filemaker Pro 11 MarinaPro Solution is launched (Path = C:/MarinaPro/Marina.fp7), I need to create a variable ($$source = filewin:/C:/MarinaPro/ResScheduler/) to a revised default "Open File" path. Because I need to select from several reservation request attachment Excel .csv files, placed in the ResScheduler directory by an Outlook 2010 Macro, my "Import Records" script is set with an "unspecified" data source.
When my script is activated with Error Capture "Off", I get the obligatory Filemaker Pro Error message, "The file <unknown> could not be found..." and the "Open File window is still set to "Look in: "MarinaPro" (Default). And, of course with Error Capture "On" there is no Open File window presented.
I have to manually select and import the first Excel.csv file before the default directory becomes "ResScheduler".
I want my default "Open File" "Look in:" directory changed from "MarinaPro" to "ResScheduler" before I open the first Excel.csv file.
Is there a way, nothing I have tried is working.
I've updated my computer from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro. My FileMaker Pro Advanced 11 does not launch. I get the message "The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect." What's the solution for this issue?
Update: I clicked on an fp7 file, and then Windows asked me to insert the FileMaker CD, which I did. Some files were quickly copied over, and everything works fine now!