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Troi Automatisering releases Troi File Plug-in 3.5 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.

July 12th, 2006, Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands--Troi Automatisering today announced the availability of Troi File Plug-in 3.5 for FileMaker Pro 8.5.

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
  • NEW: write IPTC metadata to JPEG images!

Peter Baanen, company president, states: "Another Universal plug-in is ready! We worked hard to bring you a FileMaker Pro 8.5 compatible version of our extensive file manipulation plug-in for Windows ànd Mac OS X. On top of that we also added automatic conversion to FileMaker line-breaks and writing IPTC data to JPEG files and more!"

New Features

Troi File Plug-in 3.5 adds 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 any sized thumbnails of images files

Suggested Uses

The Troi File Plug-in allows you to:

  • Batch import 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

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!

Pricing & Availability

A fully functional demo version of Troi File Plug-in 3.5 is available for downloading at Troi's Web site at: <http://www.troi.com/software/fileplugin.html>.

Troi File Plug-in 3.5 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 will be sent a new registration string. Contact us if you have not received yours after July 18th, 2006.

Upgrades from licences 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.

Running plug-ins on FileMaker Pro 8.5 and Intel Macs

FileMaker Pro 8.5 for Mac OS X is a Universal Application and can run natively on PowerPC and Intel Macintoshes. However, when FileMaker is launched on Intel Macs, it only loads Universal plug-ins. It does not load PowerPC plug-ins. Therefore all plug-ins need to be converted to Universal plug-ins. Troi has already been preparing for these new Universal versions and we expect to release Universal versions of our other plug-ins soon.
You can find more information on this on our FileMaker Pro 8.5 compatibility page:

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/>