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The XML Difference

You saw in Hour 11, “Importing and Exporting Data,” how to import and export data to and from FileMaker. A variety of common formats including tab- and comma-delimited text files are supported and make it easy to work with other applications.

But there are some problems with these formats. They have been designed to work with many applications and to support many types of data, but FileMaker can support more sophisticated data structures than they can support. For example, consider the case of a portal in a data record. The portal can display any number of related records for the primary record. How should this be exported?


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