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MBS FileMaker Plugin 8.0 - More than 5000 Functions In One Plugin


Nickenich, Germany - (January 23rd, 2018) -- MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS FileMaker Plugin 8.0 for macOS, iOS, Linux and Windows, the latest update to their product that is easily the most powerful plugin currently available for FileMaker Pro. As the leading database management solution for Windows, macOS, iOS and the web, the FileMaker Pro Integrated Development Environment supports a plugin architecture that can easily extend the feature set of the application. MBS FileMaker Plugin 8.0 has been updated and now includes over 5000 different functions, and the versatile plugin has gained more new functions:

For MacOS and iOS we have new functions to do spotlight search within your FileMaker application. You can specify the search scope and the search expression and than you can query not just the file paths but also metadata about found items.

When you use FileMaker for development on MacOS, you can benefit from our syntax highlighting and various enhancements to the script workspace. New in this release is the Command-F shortcut for various windows to search text within a custom function or calculation. Using Command-Option-C you can copy the formatted text of a calculation and post it to a forum.

For iOS a lot of more functions are now supported. This includes PDFKit functions to merge PDF files, AVExport functions to export videos, CGImageSource functions to convert HEIF images to PNG or JPEG, Clipboard functions and Events functions to work with calendar items and reminders.

Our DynaPDF functions got an improved DynaPDF.ExtractText function to extract text of a page, optionally inside a rectangle. The DynaPDF.RenderPDFFileEx function writes images for all pages of a PDF file to a given folder.

For CURL on Windows we added support for IDN domains, so you can use umlauts and other special characters in domain names there. This requires Windows Vista or newer and will return error on Windows XP. On Mac all file paths passed into CURL functions are now properly encoded, always as UTF-8.

The XL functions can now read and write areas of cells, so you can batch write data to the sheets. For loading, we better return errors and we allow to load files partially to faster query only some data.

Our CSV Split and Import functions now supports tab character as separator and better handles multi line texts.

The Webviewer on MacOS in FileMaker 16 can now send messages from JavaScript to trigger scripts in FileMaker. You can register your own script message handlers with a given name to trigger scripts from JavaScript.

For LDAP we have new JSON based functions to pass LDAP records or query them as JSON data. For switzerland we got a new sample database to show how to make swiss QR-Codes. Our PrintDialog functions on Mac can now store and restore the configuration, so you can save the printer setup.

Finally we updated to Xcode 9.2, CURL library to version 7.57.0, DynaPDF to version 4.0.15.42, OpenSSL to 1.1.0g and 1.0.2m and SQLAPI to version 4.2.1.

See release notes for a complete list of changes.
23 01 18 - 08:20
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