FileMaker Pro 18 adds a number of new file script steps. In previous versions of FileMaker these external file manipulations were only possible with the help of Troi File Plug-in. Here you’ll find how the native file functionality of FileMaker 18 compares to the features of Troi File Plug-in.
Troi Activator Plug-in has a built-in HTTP server, which will trigger a script when data arrives. The HTTP server can be started with the Actr_StartHTTPServer function or the Start HTTP Server script step. You stop the server with the Actr_StopHTTPServer function or the Stop HTTP Server script step.
There are several ways in which you can use this functionality:
- use the plug-in as an (Image) Upload Server. This functionality is explained in the separate post Image Upload Server setup instructions.
- trigger a script via a URL. This functionality is explained below.
With the functionality of Troi Activator Plug-in your FileMaker Pro database can become an (Image) Upload Server. The Activator Plug-in can receive the uploaded (JPEG) images with user text and even (GPS) location information.
You can test the upload locally with your web browser.
Here you find the download of the last 32-bit versions of some of our plug-ins. Note that we no longer sell separate licenses for these versions. However, with your purchase of a new license for that plug-in, we can provide a free license for these versions. Please request this by email.
We sign our Troi plug-ins
Every day it becomes more important that people can trust the software that is installed on their computer. To help you trust our software, and more specifically our plug-ins for FileMaker, we now sign our software code. When you check our plug-ins you should get a valid signature, with the right name.
To help users trust new software and more specifically plug-ins for FileMaker we sign our plug-ins. In this post we will describe how a plug-in maker can sign a plug-in on macOS and on Windows.
April 2019: NOTE this web page written in 2015 is outdated, as it shows testing the Upload Server with Bonjour. Please see the updated Upload Server instructions for Activator Plug-in 5.
With the functions of Troi Activator Plug-in 3.0 and later your FileMaker Pro database can become an (Image) Upload Server. The Activator Plug-in can receive the uploaded (JPEG) images with user text and even (GPS) location information.
You can test the upload locally with the Safari browser.
Troi URL Plug-in can help you communicate with a web server. Communicating with a web server is done with the help of status codes. You will find an overview of the possible HTTP status codes here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_HTTP_status_codes.
Some of those may be returned by Troi URL Plug-in.