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Delete URL (script step reference)

By October 1, 2021October 13th, 2021Online Help, Troi URL plug-in
Troi URL Plug-in for FileMaker Pro

Delete URL

Sends request to delete an item at a specified place on the web server, using the DELETE method.

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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:

-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

Returned Result

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.

Originated in

Troi URL Plug-in 5.0


FileMaker Pro 16 to 19


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.

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.

Note that starting with v6.0 the plug-in no longer shows a progress dialog on nacOS.


Delete URL [ Select ; $Result ; "" ]

This will send the request to the web server to delete the file at the location /data/user123/mydata.txt.

Example 2

We assume that in your FileMaker file the following field is defined:

 ImageName         		Text

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 ; "" ]
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: “”. Note that web servers might not support the DELETE method or refuse this DELETE request.

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