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Troi URL Plug-in 4.5

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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Optimized for FileMaker 15

Troi Plug-ins for FileMaker Pro 15new May 24th, 2016 Today we released Troi URL Plug-in 4.5, which has been tested and made compatible with FileMaker Pro 15 on OS X and Windows. In this version we added a new function TURL_GetLastHTTPStatusCode: this function will return the HTTP response status code from the last executed HTTP request. We also 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 "pos", the auto complete functionality will suggest the TURL_Post function. You can also type a function name in the functions pane on the right: for example if you type "auth" you will see all the functions relevant to authorization, like TURL_GetAuthorizationURL.

On the version history page you can find the complete list of changes of this and previous versions.

You can download Troi URL Plug-in 4.5 on the Troi URL Plug-in download page.

Works with FileMaker Pro 12, 13, 14 and 15

Troi URL Plug-in 4.5 is compatible with FileMaker Pro 12, 13, 14 and 15 on Windows and OS X. Troi URL Plug-in also works with runtimes created with FileMaker Pro Advanced 12 to 15.

Troi Plug-ins are El Capitan compatible

Troi URL Plug-in 4.5 runs on Windows 10, 8.1, 8 and 7 and on Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.9 (Mavericks), OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), OS X 10.7 (Lion) and 10.6.x (Snow Leopard).

Run as a server-side plug-in

Troi URL Plug-in 4.5 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.

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 command to fill in a web form and retrieve the result directly in FileMaker Pro
  • use the GET command to retrieve data
  • use the PUT command to transfer files or upload data to web servers
  • use the DELETE command to delete items on web servers
  • use a secure connection (HTTPS) using SSL
  • get access to password protected web pages, including those that require OAuth authorization
  • encode text into HTTP format
  • get JPEG, PNG and GIF images directly into a container field
  • specify cookies and proxy server settings
  • send tweets to Twitter with ease!

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!

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.

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. We have included a Twitter example file in the download.

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.

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 4.5 works with FileMaker Pro 12, 13, 14 and 15. The plug-in can also be used with runtimes from FileMaker Pro Advanced 12 to 15. The plug-in is available for Mac OS X 10.6.x or higher and Windows 7, 8.x and 10.

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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