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Troi releases Troi Activator Plug-in 6.0 for FileMaker Pro 18

By April 2, 2020November 10th, 2020New releases

Updated script triggering plug-in for FileMaker Pro 18 adds a new folder trigger.

Lienden, the Netherlands, April 2, 2020–Troi today announced the immediate availability of Troi Activator Plug-in 6.0 for FileMaker Pro 18.

What is Troi Activator Plug-in?

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 (remotely)
  • trigger a FileMaker script over internet
  • trigger a FileMaker script when a file is placed inside a folder
  • 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 one script step
  • communicate with databases in different FileMaker versions or even runtimes

Except from remote triggering you can also use the Activator Plug-in for:

  • triggering a script on a specified date and time
  • scheduling events which trigger any script you want
  • running a script from any FileMaker calculation, for example a tooltip calculation
  • trigger a FileMaker script when a file is placed inside a folder
  • validating fields on exiting a record with a custom script suited to your specific needs

What is new in version 6.0?

Troi Activator Plug-in 6.0 is compatible with FileMaker 18 and has the following new functionality:

  • Tested and made compatible with FileMaker Pro 18.
  • Added new Add Folder Trigger script step and Actr_AddFolderTrigger function. These add a folder action, which triggers a script when the monitored folder is changed, for example when a file or folder is added to or removed from the folder.
  • Added new Remove Folder Trigger script step and Actr_RemoveFolderTrigger function. These remove a previously added folder trigger.
  • Added a new FolderTrigger.fmp12 example file which demonstrates the new functionality.
  • (macOS) Added echo functionality to the HTTP server. The plug-in will echo back the HTTP request, including the method and headers used. This can help with debugging an HTTP problem, for example to test HTTP requests with custom headers you want to send with our Troi URL Plug-in. The response can be either plain text or HTML formatted.
  • Updated HTTPResponse.fmp12 to demonstrate the new Echo functionality.

Version 6.0 also has the following changes and improvements:

  • Fixed a problem in the HTTP server where an empty POST request would block until timeout.
  • Small improvement to the HTTPResponse.fmp12 example file.
  • Fixed a typo (a URL) in the trigger.html test page.
  • Updated the EasyInstallTroiPlugins.fmp12 file, it can now remove the old Troi Activator Plug-in 4.5 without causing a crash. You no longer need to remove it manually.

Pricing & Availability

A fully functional demo version of Troi Activator Plug-in 6.0 is available on the Activator Plug-in page.

Licenses cost US$ 89 per user. Details on developer licenses and multi-user discounts can be found on the Activator Plug-in page. You can order licenses from our shop.

Upgrade information

Version 6.0 needs a new registration. The upgrade is free for users who bought a license for Troi Activator Plug-in on or after April 23, 2019. Eligible users will be sent a new registration. Contact us if you have not received yours after April 6, 2020.

Upgrades from licenses bought before April 23, 2019 are available from US$ 49 per user. Upgrade prices for other licenses can be found in the shop. You can order upgrades there.