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Importing data from PDF with SCRIBE


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Quick question:

 

Can I import data from a PDF into tables in my FileMaker database?

 

Many of my customers export their orders to me from their management systems in the form of a PDF.  Can SCRIBE gather the data that I need and dump it into the appropriate place in my database?

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Yes. To do this load the pdf using the function ScribeDocLoad. Next use the function ScribeDocReadValue(name) where name is the name of the acrofield you are trying to gather information from. This function returns the value in that specified acrofield and you can then set it to the desired field in FileMaker. I encourage you to also check out the file that comes with the Scribe download "How to use Scribe.fmp12" . In the file there are several examples on how to use scribe as well as sample scripts to show basic functionality.

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