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Activator Plug-in 4.0

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 internet!

Runs with FileMaker Pro 12, 13, 14 and 15

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Troi Activator Plug-in 4.0

Troi Plug-ins for FileMaker Pro 12 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 computers

Troi Activator Plug-in is a very powerful tool for triggering scripts remotely. All from within FileMaker you can:

  • trigger a FileMaker script on a different computer
  • trigger a FileMaker script over internet
  • use the built-in security to prevent unauthorized triggering
  • send a number (e.g. a record ID) and a long text with the trigger
  • 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 locked.

The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.

More triggering

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 want
  • 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. image and GPS location in FileMaker database

Background processing

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.

Control function

Troi Activator has a control function to disable all script triggers, so you can do maintenance on the database.

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.


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