Manipulating Data - A Universal Data Parser

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By Matt Petrowsky

Data manipulation is the hallmark of any database system. There will be many times when data must be added to a FileMaker system which comes from an external source - a web page form is a good example. One of the most common methods for acquiring data is through a web form. Typically the web form is emailed to a specific email account.

While FileMaker can be used to capture information directly from the web (using FileMaker Server Advanced), this isn't always an option. Plus, there may be both legacy systems and newer methods, such as PHP and web forms, where information needs to be captured and parsed into your database fields. This example file and video will walk through the use of a very powerful tool which I am providing to subscribers of the magazine. The Universal Data Parser, and this video, will teach you a great deal about data manipulation!