The Insert from URL step is very versatile, and if you want to see some cool ways of using it, don’t miss Jason Young’s DevCon session next Tuesday at 10:45 am, right after the opening keynote.

Here’s a video preview of one of the applications Jason will be showing, where the contents of a .vcf file (vCard) are imported as new FileMaker records, including images. The video also features a demo of Dan Wheelon’s recent custom implementation of this technique in a customer’s SeedCode Complete files.


And if you missed the last preview of Jason’s work, checkout this sexy FileMaker to Dropbox integration he’ll also be diving into.

Update: Jason’s unlocked example file is now available at in the section: DevCon 2015 Demo Files. Go get it! =)

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12 Responses to Importing vCards using Insert from URL

  1. Ben Graham says:

    Wow! this is really nice! Wondering if an example file will be shared after DevCon?

    • seedcode says:

      Definitely. Jason is pretty much in the tunnel getting ready for the conference but after Vegas we’ll be talking more about that file here.

  2. Really excited to see this Vcard method. Contact management is brutal.

  3. Carlo says:

    Amazing stuff ! Any idea of when/if there will be a demo file to play with ?

  4. Carlo says:

    Any progress on the demo ? I’m sure it would interest a lot of people :-)

  5. Carlo says:

    Are we ever going to see a demo file on this technique ?

  6. Prometheus says:

    How is the Demo coming? Really excited to check it out.

  7. seedcode says:

    The example file for this demo is finally available here as “vCardDrop”. Enjoy!

  8. Guillaume says:

    Congrats for this script,It is very interesting and well thought especially for the part “extract variables”. I would like to insert this script in a solution with 3 different tables (CONTACT, TELECOM, ADRESSES). I tried to add a step to create anew records on the linked table CONTACT_TELECOM juste after the “Make Phone Record(s): first of each “class” in the contact’s record” but I have not succeeded, Do you have a script that works with this modele ?
    Thanks for your precious help

  9. Andrew says:

    Hi there, this is great however unfortunately there is a slight problem with the scripting for companies. If you add a Vcard that is a company (no first or last name) the name of the company is not inserted into your company field in filemaker. Instead the company name is divided up and inserted into your first and last name fields. Hopefully that makes sense. It would be great to here how this is resolved. Thanks

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