Serial_VersionAutoUpdate (function reference)

By September 1, 2019September 4th, 2019Online Help, Troi Serial Plug-in
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Troi Serial Plug-in for FileMaker Pro

Serial_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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Serial_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 Serial Plug-in 3.1

Compatibility

FileMaker Pro 14 to 18

Considerations

The Serial_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

Serial_VersionAutoUpdate

will return 03010000 for version 3.1

Serial_VersionAutoUpdate

will return 05060203 for version 5.6.2.3

So for example to use a feature introduced with version 4.5 test if the result is equal or greater than 04050000.

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