One of the most significant enhancements in the FileMaker 18 Platform is the array of new script steps related to external data files. These include ‘Create Data File’, ‘Open Data File’, ‘Write to Data File’, ‘Read from Data File’ and ‘Close Data File’. This ability to read and write to external data files is great new addition to an already strong FileMaker platform, and one for which we envisage a number of useful applications: in FileMaker 17 and earlier has always been possible to export database data to files in tab separated values, comma separated values, DBF, Merge, HTML table, XML and Excel formats. ‘Live’ database data can be queried via Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) and Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) and also https/JSON with the new FileMaker Data API.
So how is this different from the existing features and why is it needed . . .Read More