Need to do some data collection from users who don’t have FileMaker? A survey, application, or registration? As with most things FileMaker, there are multiple solutions to this requirement. In this short blog post, I’ll be going over the option of using a web form (such as Google Forms) so that data can be collected on a website, then automatically pushed into the FileMaker database.
With FileMaker 16 and the release of the cURL options, this is now a viable option and is pretty straightforward to implement. First, you must ensure the web form you are using has a REST API. This is a necessary requirement in order for FileMaker to communicate with the web form.
I’ve listed some popular choices for web forms with REST APIs below. There are many more options out there than what you see below, but this is a good starting point. If you have any interest in learning more about this type of solution for your database, please contact us.