Here you’ll find some information regarding compatibility of Troi Plug-ins with FileMaker Pro 14.
Note that our testing has now finished and has shown no remaining issues for the plug-in versions mentioned in the table below.
Running plug-ins with FileMaker Pro 14
FileMaker Pro (Advanced) 14, FileMaker Server (Advanced) 14 and WebDirect are 64-bit processes, for which plug-ins need to be compiled for 64-bit. See below for an overview of all Troi plug-ins and their compatibility with FileMaker Pro 14.
64-bit plug-ins are needed for FileMaker Pro 14
With FileMaker Pro 14 you can only use plug-ins that are compiled for 64-bit. On Windows 64-bit plug-ins have a different extension: fmx64. In the download of a 64-bit compatible plug-in you will find this extra copy of the plug-in. Plug-ins for OS X can be universal and the extension is always the same: fmplugin. A universal plug-in is a single plug-in that will run on a 32-bit process as well as on 64-bit process. You can not easily see if an OS X plug-in is 64-bit compatible. We have created a simple dropper app called “Troi Architecture Check” to determine for which architectures a plug-in is compiled. You can download the app here.
Note: it is possible to run FileMaker Pro 14 legacy in 32-bit mode. For this you need to open the FileMaker Pro app in 32-bit mode on Mac OS X (see ‘Get Info’ of the FileMaker app). On Windows you need to install the (separate) 32-bit FileMaker Pro application. You can use this to run older plug-ins that are not compiled yet for 64-bit. Older plug-ins may not be fully compatible with FileMaker 14 though.
The same plug-in architecture
The plug-in architecture has not changed in FileMaker 14. So there is no need to change any function calls when converting to FileMaker 14.
Simple plug-in updating
Plug-in updating has been simplified in FileMaker Pro 12 and later. You now store plug-ins in solution files and install updates from container fields. The Auto Update plug-in is no longer needed. All new versions of Troi plug-ins provide an example file to demonstrate this update process in FileMaker Pro 12 and later.
Location of installed plug-ins
When you make use of the new plug-in updating functionality the plug-ins will be installed in this location:
With FileMaker Pro 14:
- Windows 7, 8 and 10:
- OS X:
Macintosh HD:Users:<UserName>:Library:Application Support:FileMaker:FileMaker Pro:14.0:Extensions
With FileMaker Pro Advanced 14:
- Windows 7, 8 and 10:
C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Local\FileMaker\FileMaker Pro Advanced\14.0\Extensions
- OS X:
Macintosh HD:Users:<UserName>:Library:Application Support:FileMaker:FileMaker Pro Advanced:14.0:Extensions
TIP If you install plug-ins manually: it is best to only install plug-ins in the folders above and no longer use the Extensions folder next to the FileMaker Pro application itself.
Overview of Troi Plug-ins for FileMaker Pro 14
Here is an overview of all our plug-ins that have been tested to work with FileMaker Pro 14 (and also FileMaker Pro 13 and 12).
FileMaker 14, 13 and 12
|date of first version*||Mac OS X||Windows||remarks|
|Activator Plug-in||May 12th, 2015||3.6||3.6||FMP14 version released!|
|Dialog Plug-in||May 12th, 2015||6.1||6.1||FMP14 version released!|
|Encryptor Plug-in||June 5th, 2015||3.0||3.0||FMP14 version released!|
|File Plug-in||May 12th, 2015||8.0||8.0||FMP14 version released!|
|Serial Plug-in||May 12th, 2015||4.0||4.0||FMP14 version released!|
|Text Plug-in||August 7th, 2015||3.5||3.5||FMP14 version released!|
|URL Plug-in||May 12th, 2015||4.1||4.1||FMP14 version released!|
* This is the first version that was tested with FileMaker Pro 14
The following plug-in has not been compiled for 64-bit yet:
|date of version||Mac OS X||Windows||remarks|
|Grabber Plug-in||April 19th, 2012||2.3||2.3||runs with FMP 14 in 32-bit mode|