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Troi Automatisering releases Troi File Plug-in 3.5.3 for FileMaker Pro 8.5

New Universal and cross platform plug-in runs natively in FileMaker Pro 8.5 and lets you manipulate your files and folders directly from your databases.

November 15th, 2006, Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands--Troi Automatisering today announced the availability of Troi File Plug-in 3.5.3 for FileMaker Pro 8.5.

Troi File Plug-in 3.5.3 runs natively with FileMaker Pro 8.5 and FileMaker Advanced 8.5, but also with FileMaker Pro 7 and FileMaker Pro 8. The Mac OS X version is a Universal plug-in which runs natively on PowerPC and Intel Macs!

Maintenance release

Version 3.5.3 is a maintenance release, which fixes a few bugs and also contains improved example files.

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
  • read and write IPTC metadata to JPEG images!

New Features

The main changes in version 3.5.3 are:

  • (Mac OS X) Improved the TrFile_MoveFile function. Moving files with higher Unicode values, like Greek characters, now works correctly.
  • All functions are now visible in all calculation boxes, including in Custom Functions dialogs.
  • Improved the Image import.fp7 example file to work with FileMaker 8 and variables.
  • Improved several other example files: Create Folder.fp7, FileManipulation.fp7 and IPTC_Manipulation.fp7.

Troi File Plug-in 3.5 added these new functions and features:

  • Made compatible with FileMaker Pro 8.5.
  • (Mac OS X) Converted to Universal plug-in which runs natively on PowerPC and Intel Macs.
  • Improved the TrFile_CopyFile function, it is faster and can now copy files bigger than 2 Gb.
  • Added automatic conversion to FileMaker linebreaks upon text import.
  • Added 3 functions to get the last access date/time/timestamp of a file.
  • Added TrFile_SetMetaData function, which can set the IPTC metadata in JPEG files!
  • It is now possible to create thumbnails (of images files) in any size!

Suggested Uses

Troi File Plug-in allows you to:

  • Batch import any 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

All these features also work in a runtime solution. We invite you to test drive the new functions and see what you can do with it!

Updated Troi File Plug-in Classic to version 2.8.1

We also dusted off our classic Troi File Plug-in! Troi File Plug-in 2.8.1 is intended for FileMaker Pro 6 and features a small bug fix and now also accepts registration of version 3.5.3. See the details on our web site.

Pricing & Availability

A fully functional demo version of Troi File Plug-in 3.5.3 is available for downloading at Troi's Web site at: <http://www.troi.com/software/fileplugin.html>.

Troi File Plug-in 3.5.3 works with FileMaker Pro 7, 8 and 8.5. The plug-in can also be used with runtimes from FileMaker Developer 7, FileMaker Advanced 8 or FileMaker Advanced 8.5. The plug-in is available for Mac OS X 10.3.9, Mac OS X 10.4.2 or higher and Windows 2000 (Service Pack 6) or Windows XP (Service Pack 2).

Licenses cost US$ 75 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.

Upgrade information

Product updates from earlier versions, bought on or after March 1st, 2005, are FREE: eligible users have been sent a new registration string in July, 2006.

Upgrades from licenses bought before March 1st, 2005, are available from US$ 29 per user.

Upgrade prices for other licenses can be found on our web site. You can order upgrades from our web site.

About Troi Automatisering

Troi Automatisering is leading developer of cross platform FileMaker Pro plug-ins and winner of the FileMaker Pro Excellence Award 2001. 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

Newsroom: <http://www.troi.com/news/>