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Tab-Separated Text format
You can import, convert, or export Tab-Separated Text files.
Converting Tab-Separated Text to FileMaker Pro
Field names are generic (f1, f2, f3, and so on).
All fields are text fields.
Exporting Tab-Separated Text files
FileMaker Pro exports plain text. (The exported file does not include font and style information.) The tab character separates fields, the carriage return character separates records. Most applications can use this file format.
Tabs in fields are converted to spaces.
Carriage return characters in a field export as vertical tab characters.
Values in repeating fields are separated by the group separator character.
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Importing data into FileMaker Pro
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