FileMaker Inc. has released an update for FileMaker Pro 13 (see the release notes here). Among the list of improvements to FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Pro Advanced is the extended functionality of the FMP URL protocol to include support for calling a script to run in FileMaker from within a web viewer.
This is a big deal
Working with the web viewer is now a two way street. You set the web veiwer from FileMaker, and now you get data back from what is going on inside the web viewer.
Previously this capability was only available in FM Go or if you happened to be running FileMaker Pro with a file hosted on FileMaker Server. By removing that constraint, this opens up a lot of possibilities for developers to extend and improve the solutions we build.
In this article, we will show why being able to comminucate with a web viewer is a big deal. (cont.)
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FileMaker Pro 13.0v2 and FileMaker Go 13.0.3 now available
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Apr 2, 2014 – FileMaker, Inc. has released FileMaker Pro 13.0v2 and FileMaker Pro 13.0v2 Advanced as well as FileMaker Go 13.0.3 for iPad and iPhone. The FileMaker Pro update addresses limitations related to the FileMaker Pro URL protocol. It also includes general bug fixes pertaining to calculations and scripting, layout rendering, and text editing. FileMaker Go 13.0.3 expands file transfer capabilities to include moving files between iOS apps on the same device and transferring files between apps on other devices using AirDrop. It also addresses bug fixes and various compatibility issues.
via Hot News | FileMaker.
Filemaker Pro 13 continues to dominate on OS X and iOS
Summary: FileMaker 13 contains over 50 new features and continues its reign as the dominate database solution for the Apple platform.
By Jason D. O’Grady for The Apple Core | March 27, 2014 — 11:00 GMT (04:00 PDT)
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via Filemaker Pro 13 continues to dominate on OS X and iOS | ZDNet.
I completed the final part of automating a system of forms for UCSF Neurotrauma Department at San Francisco General Hospital. Every patient seen by Neurotrauma requires a Completed Consult form which provides their initial assessment upon entry to the hospital with a head injury.
The electronic form using Filemaker was completed last year and every day or two Consults are printed to PDFs and copied to a folder on the DPH (Dept. Public Health) server for integration with their Hospital Envision system. The entry is now all electronic and paperless and the final part is now automated with Applescript and Filemaker
When printed, one or more PDFs of the Consults are written to specific folder which triggers an AppleScript that:
- Mounts the folder on the DPH server
- Copies the file(s) to the designated folder
- Triggers a system that adds the PDF to their hospital electronic record
- Next, the file(s) are moved to a CompletedConsults folder on the user’s computer leaving the system clear for the next time.
Below are screen grabs of the AppleScript and Filemaker scripts that run the system. Always fun to do a little Applescripting.
Filemaker print to PDF script