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Really basic question about embedding java into Filemaker

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Hi there, sorry if this post is in the wrong place but would anyone be able to give me some very general info on how to embed a java file into filemaker. I am basically using it to create a scale drawing which will take arguments from fields in the filemaker file (using JPanel). It also needs to pass arguments back out of java and import them back into fields in a filemaker record. I know that this is probably a really stupid and vague question but if anyone could even point me towards some topics I could research on the tinterweb that would be great.
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It sounds like your program doesn't really need to speak or work with Filemaker itself, but just the .fp7 file that is created by Filemaker, right?

Your first step will be figuring out what format the file is in, how the file is structured, and finally how to navigate the document to access the fields you want to read/write. Sorry I can't be of more help as I've never done this with Filemaker.... but the process of doing this for any file is pretty similar once you figure out it's structure.

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