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Chapter 19. Importing Data into FileMake... > FileMaker Extra: Exploiting the File...

FileMaker Extra: Exploiting the FileMaker-to-FileMaker Import

You saw earlier that it's possible to import data into one FileMaker table from another. Those tables can be in the same FileMaker file or different ones. This capability has a number of useful and interesting applications.

Duplicating a Found Set

Occasionally, you'll encounter situations where you want to duplicate a found set of records. Of course, as with most things in FileMaker, there are several approaches. You could write a script that would start at the beginning of the found set and loop through it, duplicating as it went. But you'd quickly find you had some tricky record-position issues to deal with. (Duplicating records can change which record is the “current” one, so it can be hard to keep your place when looping through a found set.)


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