Tab-separated values format

You can convert or export tab-separated values files.

To import tab-separated values files, use the Custom-separated values format and specify Tab as the field delimiter.

Converting tab-separated values files

  • You can choose whether FileMaker Pro uses a specified row of data in the file as field names.
  • All fields are text fields.

Exporting tab-separated values 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.

  • 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.