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Importing addresses from FileMaker Pro

Direct Mail can import data from FileMaker Pro databases. You must have FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Pro Advanced installed and running for this feature.

  1. Choose Addresses > Import
  2. Choose "FileMaker Pro" from the popup menu. If FileMaker Pro is not open, it will be opened in the background.
  3. Direct Mail will display the fields from the database and layout that is currently selected in FileMaker Pro. If you want to use different fields, switch into FileMaker Pro, make your selection, then switch back to Direct Mail.
  4. Choose how you would like each field imported by selecting from the popup menus in the Import As column. import-csv-columns.png
  5. Click Import

After you click Import, FileMaker Pro may be unresponsive until the import completes.


If Direct Mail reports that it is unable to connect to FileMaker, here are some things to check:

  • FileMaker Pro is open and running
  • There are no dialogs or alerts blocking the screen in FileMaker
  • You have a database open in FileMaker
  • The layout you have selected in FileMaker has at least one field. You can add fields to your layout in FileMaker by choosing View > Layout Mode from the menu bar and then choosing Insert > Field from the menu bar.

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