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Ever wanted to tell other users you changed an
appointment or ask someone to get out of a record?
Now you can with Troi Activator Plug-in!
The Activator is a very powerful tool for
triggering scripts across the network, even over
Runs with FileMaker Pro 12, 13, 14 and 15
Troi Activator Plug-in 4.0
June 14th, 2016:
Today we released a new version of Troi Activator Plug-in, our plug-in for triggering scripts remotely from an other computer.
Troi Activator Plug-in v4.0 is compatible and tested with FileMaker Pro 15 on OS X and Windows.
In this version we further improved the multi-threading behavior of the plug-in when running in FileMaker Pro 15 and we added description and type-ahead information for all functions of the plug-in. This extra function description will be shown in FileMaker Pro 15 in the Specify Calculation dialog box when you type a function name and also as a text popup in the functions pane. The type-ahead information is used by the auto complete functionality of FileMaker Pro 15. In the calculation pane of the Specify Calculation dialog box you can now type a letter or two of the function name and instantly see a list of matching function names. For example when you type "sch", the auto complete functionality will suggest the Actr_ScheduleEvent function. You can also type a function name in the functions pane on the right: for example if you type "HTTP" you will see all functions with HTTP in the name, like Actr_StartHTTPServer.
Troi Activator Plug-in 4.0 runs with FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Pro Advanced 15, but also with FileMaker Pro 12, 13 and 14.
Troi Activator Plug-in 4.0 is compatible with Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10. The OS X version was tested and made compatible with OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) and also runs on OS X 10.6 to 10.10.
You can download Troi Activator Plug-in 4.0 on the Troi
Activator Plug-in download page.
Trigger Scripts on remote
Troi Activator Plug-in is a very powerful tool for
triggering scripts remotely. All from within FileMaker you
- trigger a FileMaker script on a different
- trigger a FileMaker script over internet
- use the built-in security to prevent unauthorized
- send a number (e.g. a record ID) and a long text with
- start and stop listening for remote trigger messages
with a script step
- communicate with databases in different FileMaker
versions or even runtimes
This allows you to:
- notify a colleague (on a different computer) of
changes in his/her appointments
- start processing, like for example retrieve email on
a server computer
- get someone out of a record, so that it is no longer
The possibilities are only limited by your
Except from remote triggering you can also:
- trigger a script from a tooltip calculation
- trigger a script on a specified date and time
- schedule events which trigger any script you
- validate fields on exiting a record with a custom
script suited to your specific needs
On the Activator Plug-in
Details Page you can see the list of all functions. We
also added a comments
page with remarks from other users.
Image Upload Server
Troi Activator Plug-in can serve as an Image Upload Server. It can receive uploaded images including GPS coordinates.
Troi Activator Plug-in is designed to work in tandem with our iPhone app QuickTrans, which can send the
images to Troi Activator, which then triggers a script and can put the image into the database. With the GPS coordinates a location on a (Google) map
can be shown. You can use this functionality to easily upload data from remote devices.
More details on the Image Upload Server page.
Activator Plug-in can trigger silent events and
background events. This allows you to keep the main
application free, while the background FileMaker
application, for example a runtime application, does some
time consuming work on data.
Troi Activator has a control function to disable
all script triggers, so you can do maintenance on the
Script triggering in FileMaker 12, 13, 14 and 15
Starting with FileMaker 10, script triggers are a native feature of the FileMaker product. However, Troi Activator Plug-in is still needed if you want to trigger scripts on a different computer. You can read a more detailed comparison between native script triggering and Troi Activator Plug-in here:
Troi Activator Plug-in compared to the native script triggering functionality of FileMaker Pro 10.
Try Troi Activator Plug-in
before you buy
You are free and invited to test the plug-in before you
pay. Troi Activator Plug-in is fully functional in demo mode, it will only stop working after 2 hours of testing.
Licenses for Troi Activator Plug-in cost US$ 89 per user. For more detailed price
information see the Activator
Plug-in Details Page.