Actr_VersionAutoUpdate (function reference)

By September 1, 2017May 26th, 2020Online Help, Troi Activator Plug-in
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Activator Plug-in for FileMaker Pro

Actr_VersionAutoUpdate

Use this function to see which version of the plug-in is loaded, formatted for FileMaker Server’s AutoUpdate function. Returns 8 digit number to represent an AutoUpdate version.

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Actr_VersionAutoUpdate

Parameters

none

Returned Result

Data type returned

Text

Result

The function returns ? if this plug-in is not loaded. If the plug-in is loaded the result is a version number, it is returned in the format aabbccdd where every letter represents a digit of the level, so versions can be easily compared.

Originated in

Activator Plug-in 2.6.1

Compatibility

FileMaker Pro 15 to 19

Considerations

The Actr_VersionAutoUpdate function is part of an emerging standard for FileMaker plug-ins of third party vendors of plug-ins. The version number can be easily compared, when using the Autoupdate functionality of FileMaker Server.

Example

For example:

Actr_VersionAutoUpdate

returns 02060100 for version 2.6.1

Actr_VersionAutoUpdate

will return 06050204 for a (possible future) version 6.5.2.4

So for example to use a feature introduced with version 5.0 test if the result is equal to or greater than 05000000.

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Online Help Page for Activator Plug-in for 15 to 19 –> Actr_VersionAutoUpdate (actrp9002) 2020-0526 20:09:30