Sends request to delete an item at a specified place on the web server, using the DELETE method.
Delete URL [ Select ; Result ; Switches ; URL ]
|Select entire contents||replaces the entire contents of a field with the result. If not checked the result replaces the currently selected portion of the field|
|Result||the raw data returned (or an error code)|
|Switches||this determines the behavior of the plug-in|
|URL||the url of the resource to delete (on the server)|
Switches can be one or more of these:
|-NoDialog||don’t display a progress dialog|
|-TimeoutTicks=x||specify the connect timeout time in x ticks (1/60th of a second)|
|-ReturnHeader||include the header in the returned text (at the beginning)|
|-Portnumber=y||specify the port number to use|
|-DontAutoRedirect||the plug-in will not go to a redirected page but return the original page|
|-AllowAnyRootCertificate||(for HTTPS) allow root certificates from unrecognized certification authorities. Note that this is less secure!|
|-AlwaysSendUserPassword||will directly send the username + password, even when this might not be necessary|
|-DontTryWithUserPassword||don’t send username + password when the web server requests authorization|
Data type returned
If successful it returns the data of the URL. If unsuccessful it returns an error code starting with $$ and the error code. Returned error codes can be:
|$$-1||genericErr||the user cancelled|
|$$-4230||timeoutErr||the connection timed out|
|$$-3242||protocolErr||this protocol is not supported (use only http and https)|
|$$-30776||authnErr||authentication error, you need to supply a correct user name and password|
|$$-92||ddpLenErr||servername part of the url is too long|
|$$-2110||pathTooLongErr||path part of the url is too long|
Other errors may be returned, specifically errors in the range 300 to 599, which are HTTP Status Codes.
Troi URL Plug-in 5.0
FileMaker Pro 16 to 17
Not every web server supports the DELETE method.
Secure connections (HTTPS) using SSL are also supported.
If you don’t specify a timeout, a default timeout of 15 seconds is used.
On Mac OS a progress dialog can be displayed. On this platform you can also cancel a long operation with an ESC or a Command-Period.
The length of the URL is limited, by both the plug-in and receiving web servers. A lot of web servers don’t support URLs longer than 2048 characters. Note that the plug-in has higher limits of 32867 characters for the URL.
Delete URL [ Select ; $Result ; "http://www.example.com/data/user123/mydata.txt" ]
This will send the request to the web server to delete the file at the location /data/user123/mydata.txt.
We assume that in your FileMaker file the following field is defined:
The field ImageName should contain the name of the image, for example “img123.jpg”.
In a script add the following script steps:
Set Variable [ $thebaseURL ; "http://www.photos.com/images/" ] Delete URL [ Select ; $ResultText ; "-noDialog" ; $thebaseURL & ImageName ]
This will ask the web server to delete the image at the specified location on the web server: “http://www.photos.com/images/img123.jpg”. Note that web servers might not support the DELETE method or refuse this DELETE request.