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New Universal and cross platform plug-in runs natively in FileMaker Pro 9 and lets you trigger scripts on the same or other computers.

July 30th, 2007, Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands--Troi Automatisering today announced the availability of Troi Activator Plug-in 2.6 for FileMaker Pro 9.

What is the Activator Plug-in?

The Activator Plug-in is a very powerful tool for triggering scripts across the network, even over the Internet. All from within FileMaker you can:

  • trigger a FileMaker script on a different client computer
  • trigger a FileMaker script over the Internet
  • run a script and send data to a different FileMaker application, all in the background
  • use the built-in security to prevent unauthorized triggering
  • send a number (e.g. a record ID) and a long text with the trigger
  • start and stop listening for remote trigger messages with one script step

Apart from remote triggering you can also trigger scripts on the same computer:

  • run a script from any FileMaker calculation, for example a tooltip calculation
  • trigger a script on a specified date and time
  • schedule events which trigger any script you want
  • trigger a script after exiting a field
  • validate fields with a custom script suited to your specific validation needs

Peter Baanen, company president, states: "Just before the FileMaker DevCon we have made it easier to directly run scripts from a FileMaker calculation, by providing a dedicated and easy to use RunScript function. A great use of the RunScript function is demonstrated in the new tooltip example file. We are very proud to release this Activator Plug-in updated for FileMaker Pro 9!"

New Features

Troi Activator Plug-in 2.6 adds these new functions and features:

  • Added compatibility with FileMaker Pro 9.
  • Added compatibility with Windows Vista.
  • Added new and easy Actr_RunScript function, which can directly trigger a script from a calculation. It can also pass a script parameter.
  • Added new example file Tooltips.fp7. This example file shows how to trigger a script from a tooltip calculation.
  • Added new switch -GetRegistrationState to the Actr_Version function: This switch allows you to check if the plug-in is currently registered.
  • Fixed a few bugs too.

Suggested Uses

The Activator allows you to:

  • create a real-time appointment solution, where you can notify a colleague (on a different computer) of changes in his/her appointments
  • notify a user that a shared document can be used
  • process data in the background in a different FileMaker application
  • get someone out of a record, so that it is no longer locked

All these features also work in a runtime solution and between different versions of FileMaker Pro. So for example you can send data from a FileMaker 7 runtime to a FileMaker Pro 9 database. We invite you to test drive the new functions and see what you can do with it!

Pricing & Availability

A fully functional demo version of Troi Activator Plug-in 2.6 is available for downloading at Troi's Web site at: <http://www.troi.com/software/activatorplugin.html >.

Troi Activator Plug-in 2.6 works with FileMaker Pro 7, 8.x and 9. The plug-in can also be used with runtimes from FileMaker Developer 7 or with FileMaker Pro Advanced 8.x or FileMaker Pro Advanced 9. The plug-in is available for Mac OS X 10.3.9, Mac OS X 10.4.5 or higher and Windows 2000 (Service Pack 6), Windows XP (Service Pack 2) and Vista.

Licenses cost US$ 89 per user. Details on developer licenses and multi-user discounts can be found on our web site. You can order licenses from our web site.

Upgrade information

Troi Activator 2.6 works with the same registration code as for the 2.5 version.
If you bought a license on or after February 1st, 2005 the upgrade is FREE! In July 2006 we have emailed all eligible customers a new registration string for the 2.5 version. Contact us if you have not received yours.

If you bought a license before February 1st, 2005 you will need to upgrade to use the 2.6 version. Upgrades from licenses bought before February 1st, 2005, are available from US$ 19 per user. Upgrade prices for other licenses can be found on our web site. You can order upgrades from our web site.

Come see us at the FileMaker DevCon

We will be exhibiting at the Product Showcase of the FileMaker Developer Conference in Orlando. The Product Showcase opens on Monday August 6th at 12 PM and runs till Wednesday August 8th. Please stop by to see what is new or just to say hi. We hope to see you there!

About Troi Automatisering

Troi Automatisering is leading developer of cross platform FileMaker Pro plug-ins and winner of the FileMaker Pro Excellence Award 2001. For more information, visit our web site at:
<http://www.troi.com/ >.      


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