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Troi URL Plug-in 4.0

Troi URL Plug-in lets you post and retrieve information from the Internet. Troi URL Plug-in can help you fill in web forms on the Internet, all from FileMaker Pro. It also retrieves data or images from any HTTP and HTTPS URL.

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Compatible with FileMaker Pro 13 and 64-bit

Troi Plug-ins for FileMaker Pro 12 and 13new June 24th, 2014 Today we released Troi URL Plug-in 4.0, which adds support for 64-bit architecture on Mac OS X and Windows. This is required for running the plug-in on FileMaker Server 13 and WebDirect. This version is also tested and made compatible with FileMaker Pro 13. We improved the Twitter example file: it is now always using a secure https connection for posing tweets, as Twitter switched off posting via the (less secure) http protocol. We also improved the FillForm example file: it is now easier to set the username and password and to specify an encoding switch.

Automatic UTF-8 detection

With Troi URL Plug-in you can retrieve web pages, images and fill in HTTP forms all from FileMaker Pro. Troi URL Plug-in 3.5 added automatic UTF-8 detection. The plug-in will show UTF-8 encoded results from the Post and Get functions correctly in FileMaker Pro. We also added a function to set the Consumer Key and Consumer Secret for an OAuth authorization, so you can interact with web services that require OAuth authentication. We have supplied an example file that shows how you can let Troi URL Plug-in talk to a web service with OAuth authentication.

Tweet from FileMaker Pro with Troi URL Plug-in!

Troi URL Plug-in also makes it very easy to work with a Twitter account and post tweets! We have improved the Twitter example file and updated it to use the new Twitter REST API v1.1.

You can download Troi URL Plug-in 4.0 on the Troi URL Plug-in download page.

Works with FileMaker Pro 11, 12 and 13!

Troi URL Plug-in 4.0 is compatible with FileMaker Pro 11, 12 and FileMaker Pro 13 Mac OS X Universalon Windows and is a Universal Plug-in on Mac OS X. Troi URL Plug-in also works with runtimes created with FileMaker Pro Advanced 11 to 13.
IMPORTANT This plug-in drops support for Windows XP (the plug-in will no longer load on XP). On Mac OS X the minimum system is now OS X 10.6.8 (the plug-in will not load on 10.5 and earlier).

Run as a server-side plug-in

Troi URL Plug-in 4.0 is compatible to run under FileMaker Server: it can run as a server-side plug-in or as a plug-in used by WebDirect or the the web publishing engine when using FileMaker Server. This means that you can use the powerful internet functions in server-side scripts, opening up lots of new possibilities. To use this feature, you need to purchase a special cross-platform Server/Web license. See the URL Plug-in Details Page for pricing.
In version 4.0 we added support for 64-bit architecture: on Windows there are now 2 plug-ins: Troi_URL.fmx (for 32-bit) and Troi_URL.fmx64 (for 64-bit). NOTE Only Filemaker Server 13 and FileMaker WebDirect are 64-bit processes and require the Troi_URL.fmx64 version to be installed. On OS X the 32-bit and 64-bit version is a single universal plug-in.

Do much more than the web viewer

The native Web viewer introduced with FileMaker Pro 8.5 also made it possible to get data from web sites. However, Troi URL Plug-in can do much more:

  • use the POST method to send data
  • get images into containers
  • set custom headers
  • set cookies
  • get data without showing the page on a layout (no render time)
  • easily authorize an account for Twitter and post tweets from FileMaker
  • authorize an account for other web services that require OAuth authentication
  • use the PUT command to to transfer files or upload data to web servers
  • use the DELETE command to delete items on web servers
  • and more...

You can read a more detailed comparison between web viewer and Troi URL here:
Troi URL Plug-in compared to the Web Viewer functionality of FileMaker Pro.

Fill out web forms from FileMaker Pro

Troi URL Plug-in can help you fill in forms on the Internet, all from FileMaker Pro. It also retrieves data from any HTTP URL. All from FileMaker Pro you can:

  • use the POST method to fill in a web form and retrieve the result directly in FileMaker Pro
  • use the GET method to retrieve data and images
  • use a secure connection (HTTPS) using SSL
  • get access to password protected web pages
  • encode text into HTTP format
  • send your request through a proxy server, even if the proxy server requires a username and password
  • show a custom progress dialog during the retrieval (Mac OS X only)

Send (authorized) tweets from FileMaker!



Troi URL Plug-in makes it easy to authorize an account using the OAuth protocol. Twitter uses this protocol to secure their Twitter API. After authorization, tweets (and other commands) can be sent for an account from FileMaker without the need to log in.

Suggested Uses

Troi URL plug-in allows you to:

  • fill in forms on web sites or your intranet
  • get online data like stock quotes, weather reports, etc.
  • automatically add information to listings and online databases
  • search the Internet for terms or other specific items
  • get the postal code or time of your city
  • process credit cards
  • use as a filemaker web services plug-in
  • turn FileMaker into a powerful web client, e.g. for communicating with SQL databases

All these features also work in a runtime solution!

Try Troi URL Plug-in before you buy

Buy-itYou are free and invited to test a fully functional demo of the plug-in before you pay.

Troi URL Plug-in 4.0 works with FileMaker Pro 11, 12 and 13. The plug-in can also be used with runtimes from FileMaker Pro Advanced 11 to 13. The plug-in is available for Mac OS X 10.6.x or higher and Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8.

A single user license costs US$ 79.
For more detailed price information see the URL Plug-in Details Page.

Download Troi URL Plug-in here


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