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FileMaker 18 – Who Hates Importing?

I know I’m not alone in that one my long-term irritations with FileMaker has been importing data. Many of us have been in a situation where we are moving data from a table with dozens of fields into another where none of the fields share the same name. You can spend a long time in search of the right field, slowly dragging the field to the top of the list, losing the field halfway up, then searching again. Setting up imports isn’t something that happens all the time, but it happens frequently enough that the new import interface in FileMaker 18 is very welcome.

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FileMaker vs. Airtable

“Do you even Airtable, bruh”?

FileMaker, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Apple, is the venerable development platform that’s been improving business efficiency with custom software for more than 30 years. Airtable is a modern database/spreadsheet hybrid, first released in 2012, that’s been well-received in some of the same workplace environments in which FileMaker shines. There is significant overlap in the abilities of both FileMaker and Airtable, so which should you choose, and why?

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