Dial_VersionAutoUpdate (function reference)

By October 1, 2017 November 14th, 2018 Online Help, Troi Dialog Plug-in
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Troi Dialog Plug-in for FileMaker Pro

Dial_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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Dial_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

Troi Dialog Plug-in 5.1

Compatibility

FileMaker Pro 12 to 17

Considerations

The Dial_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:

Dial_VersionAutoUpdate

returns 07000000 for version 7.0

Dial_VersionAutoUpdate

will return 05010203 for version 5.1.2.3

So for example to use a feature introduced with version 6.1 test if the result is equal or greater than 06010000.

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