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Filemaker to Sqlserver

Filemaker to Sqlserver

Filemaker to Sqlserver

How to export data from Filemaker to Sqlserver?

RE: Filemaker to Sqlserver

1.  Export the Filemaker data to a text file and import using SQL DTS/SSIS.

2.  Use Filemaker's ODBC connectivity to write the data out. (I understand this is a very slow process.)

Phil Hegedusich
Senior Programmer/Analyst
A virtual machine ate my accounting data.  I transferred it to a physical box, then I beat it to smithereens with a sledgehammer.  I feel better.

RE: Filemaker to Sqlserver

 Hi - just to add to Phil's post - extracting data from Filemaker is pretty slow. I currently use SSIS to do a few data extracts from Filemaker (directly - I set up ODBC on the server and set up the appropriate Filemaker permissions) and the extraction is probably the slowest part of the process. I also found that some of the normal SQL constructs that I'm used to using aren't supported in Filemaker, so I grab everything I need from it, put it in a staging table, and then do my manipulation/selection from there.


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