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Hi there,

My source Filemaker file contains several fields I need to put into a field called NOTES.

However, in the import process, I can only match one to the other, and don't know how to tell it to put the data from those several fields, all into one ...

 

PLEASE please forgive the basic nature of this question ... I'm a total newbie to Filemaker ...

thanks very much in advance :)

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Hi there,

My source Filemaker file contains several fields I need to put into a field called NOTES.

However, in the import process, I can only match one to the other, and don't know how to tell it to put the data from those several fields, all into one ...

 

PLEASE please forgive the basic nature of this question ... I'm a total newbie to Filemaker ...

thanks very much in advance :)

 

You need to do one of two things:

 

1) Combine all of the Notes fields in the source application and import to one Notes field

 

**or**

 

2) Create Notes1, Notes2, etc. and import source notes fields into several new notes fields and then combine them into one "super" notes field:

 

Notes = Notes1 & ". " & Notes2 & ". " &

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Thanks Techphan ... but a little confused ....

 

Choosing option 1 is impossible because I'd have to sort through almost 4000 records to put all the extra field info into the Notes box.

Unless ofcourse there's a scripted or automatic way to do this ....

Is there ?

 

If I choose option 2, I understand I'd have to create extra fields to match with those I want to import (ie., notes1, notes2, etc.,),

BUT how would I then combine them into ONE Notes field ?

 

 

I guess that would probably be the same formula or script as option 1 in the source file ... am I right ?

And if so, how do I do this ?

 

 

thank you SO much in advance for your help

:)

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Thanks Techphan ... but a little confused ....

 

Choosing option 1 is impossible because I'd have to sort through almost 4000 records to put all the extra field info into the Notes box.

Unless ofcourse there's a scripted or automatic way to do this ....

Is there ?

 

If I choose option 2, I understand I'd have to create extra fields to match with those I want to import (ie., notes1, notes2, etc.,),

BUT how would I then combine them into ONE Notes field ?

 

 

I guess that would probably be the same formula or script as option 1 in the source file ... am I right ?

And if so, how do I do this ?

 

 

thank you SO much in advance for your help

:)

 

Import Process

 

Notes1 --> Notes1

Notes2 --> Notes2

etc. (Name all of your new file notes fields exactly the same as the old ones)

 

I gave the example of combining them:

 

Notes = Notes1 & ". " & Notes2 & ". " & Notes3 & ". " & ...

 

You can get a little more creative like this:

 

Notes =

"Old Notes 1 Field: " & Notes1 & ¶ & ¶ &

"Old Notes 2 Field: " & Notes2 & ¶ & ¶ &

"Old Notes 3 Field: " & Notes3 & ¶ & ¶ &

... ...

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