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Troi Automatisering releases Troi File Plug-in 3.0.5 for FileMaker Pro 8

Updated plug-in for FileMaker Pro 8, for Mac and Windows, lets you manipulate your files and folders directly from your databases.

Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands, February 15th, 2006--Troi Automatisering today announced the availability of a new version of Troi File Plug-in for FileMaker Pro 8.

What is Troi File Plug-in?

Troi File Plug-in is a very powerful tool for getting access to information outside the FileMaker Pro database. Any files or folders stored on the computer can be accessed through the functions of the plug-in. All from within FileMaker Pro you can:

  • get data from files that are on the disk of the computer into FileMaker Pro
  • create files anywhere on the hard disk and put data from FileMaker fields into them
  • manipulate files and folders on the disk: this includes creating, deleting, copying, moving and modifying files and folders
  • query detailed information of files: the size on disk, creation and modification dates and much more
  • launch files with their appropriate application directly from FileMaker Pro

What is new in version 3.0.5?

This release has these changes:

  • Improved the TrFile_Launch function, for files residing on a network disk, with higher ASCII's in the folder names.
  • (Mac OS X) Improved TrFile_SetAttribute and TrFile_GetAttribute: Finder comments (from the Get Info window) are now properly set and retrieved. This also works under Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger) as Spotlight comments.
  • Fixed a bug in TrFile_MetaData, which could crash on certain JPEG images.
  • (Mac OS X) TrFile_CreateFile can now create files with no Creator or no FileType.
  • (Mac OS X) Fixed a bug in TrFile_DeleteFolder where in some cases no dialog would be shown.
  • Cleaned up code in several places and prepared for universal binary.

Suggested Uses

  • Batch import of any text file, anywhere
  • Let the user select a folder and process the contents of this folder
  • Create a web site by exporting multiple HTML files
  • Update solutions, by moving database files into place
  • Read and write custom formatted files, for example from legacy systems
  • Catalog complete projects, including pictures, and the meta data like EXIF and IPTC

Classic version still available

Please note that Troi File Plug-in 2.8 for FileMaker 6 and 5 is still available. This version makes use of the FileMaker 6 plug-in API.

Pricing & Availability

Fully functional demo versions of Troi File Plug-in 3.0.5 and Troi File Plug-in 2.8 are available for downloading at Troi's web site at:


Troi File Plug-in 3.0.5 is a native FileMaker 7 plug-in, and works with FileMaker Pro 7 and FileMaker Pro 8. The plug-in can also be used with runtimes created by FileMaker Developer 7 or by FileMaker Advanced 8. The plug-in is available for Mac OS X (10.3.9 or later) and for Windows 2000 (Service Pack 6) or Windows XP.

Troi File Plug-in 2.8 works with FileMaker 5 and later. The plug-in is available for Mac OS 9.1 or later, including Mac OS X (10.1.5 or later), and for Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4), or Windows XP. The plug-in should also run without problems on any machine that is able to run FileMaker Pro 4.0, FileMaker Pro 4.1 and runtimes from FileMaker Developer Edition 4.0 and later.

Licenses cost US$ 69 per user. The registration you receive after paying the license fee will work with version 3.0.5 as well as with version 2.8!

This is a free update for all 3.0.x versions.

Product updates from version 2.6.1 and later, bought on or after 28 June 2003, are also FREE: eligible users have been sent a new registration string. Upgrades from version 2.6.1 or earlier, bought before 28 June 2003, are available from US$ 29 per user. Details on developer licenses and multi-user discounts can be found on our web site. You can order licenses from our web site.

AutoUpdate example for FileMaker Server 8

We have updated our AutoUpdate example, which now includes this latest File Plug-in and our other recently released plug-ins. This example file shows how to use the AutoUpdate feature of FileMaker Server 8, with our FileMaker 7 native plug-ins.

On the AutoUpdate page we have also included TAR formatted files of all our native plug-ins, making it easier to implement AutoUpdate on Mac OS X. Our FileMaker 7 native plug-ins are: Troi Activator, Troi Dialog, Troi Encryptor, Troi File, Troi Text and Troi URL Plug-in. For more information, visit our AutoUpdate page at:

About Troi Automatisering

Troi Automatisering is leading developer of cross platform FileMaker Pro plug-ins. For more information, visit our web site at:


Contact information  

Diana Budding,
Troi Automatisering
Vuurlaan 18
2408 NB Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
Telephone: +31-172-426606,
Fax: +31-172-470539

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