Nickenich, Germany - (May 22nd, 2018) -- MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS FileMaker Plugin 8.2 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 8.2 has been updated and now includes over 5200 different functions, and the versatile plugin has gained more new functions:
This new version is optimized for FileMaker 17, but still supports older versions down to FileMaker 7. So whatever version you use from FileMaker, please use latest plugins to benefit from all our improvements and bug fixes.
For iOS we added new HealthKit functions to query the health data, like all the steps run from the last week. If you like to sell item via in-app-purchase, you can use our new StoreKit functions to query products and let the user buy something. We got a few new triggers for iOS to detect app loosing focus and you can now use RichText functions for iOS.
For MacOS you can now search most lists in the FileMaker user interface, e.g. the list of custom functions. Simply click in the list to set focus and press command-F to show find bar. Alternatively pick find in the contextual menu. Our Copy Script button can now copy HTML if you press alt key. For the lists for custom functions, layouts and fields, we now store the column widths for you.
Our FM.Loop function can help to implement for loops in FileMaker. For your tables, you can use FM.TableStatistics to check for statistics on how many container values use how many bytes.
For CURL functions, you can now query form data with CURL.GetFormData function. We added over 50 new properties to set for CURL to cover all the options in the CURL library. This includes new settings for asynchronous pipelining. For FileMaker 17 Server, we have a sample file to show queries for the Admin API.
If you use JSON or XML, you can now colorize it for showing to the user. JSON can now be converted to HTML to display to the user. We got a function XML.ToJSON to convert XML to JSON. And XML.ValidateFile can now validate an xml file against a schema file in a folder.
Our UUID functions can now create and convert UUIDs as numbers. This is new with FileMaker 17, but the MBS Plugin can provide same UUIDs for folder FileMaker versions with UUID.Number function. UUID.FromNumber and UUID.ToNumber allow to convert between numeric and hexadecimal representation.
We now offer a Site license for bigger companies with a lot of servers and clients. The clipboard functions on Mac can return styled text as HTML if needed and got improved for better UTF-16 handling.
Finally we updated CURL to version 7.60.0, DynaPDF to version 220.127.116.11, LibXL to version 18.104.22.168, SQLite to version 3.23.1 and SQLAPI to 4.2.2.
See release notes for a complete list of changes.