MBS FileMaker Plugin 13.4 development


in this thread I want to post to you what's new in development of MBS Plugin, version 13.4.

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  • Rebuild MongoDB-c library with tracing support.
  • Marked a dozen files and text functions to be free to use.
  • Switched MongoDB on macOS and iOS to use OpenSSL for SSL.
  • Added MongoDB.SSLLibrary function.
  • Fixed CNContactStore.Contacts to work better on newer macOS versions.


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Hi Christian, Feature Request — in Script Workspace make it possible to search by script IDs — thank you.

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  • Changed window searching on Windows to prefer visible windows for finding by title.
  • Upgraded WebDownloadDelegate functions to work on WebKit 2.0 on macOS and iOS.
  • Updated for future FileMaker version.
  • Updated SQLite to version 3.43.0.


  • Fixed a problem with Dialog.SetTimeout closing a FileMaker custom dialog by accident on macOS.
  • Improved DynaPDF.FindField to better find a field in a group.
  • Added SerialPort.OpenPath function, so you can use SerialPort functions to open special files or pipes.
  • Fixed a problem with handling of Shift JIS text encoding.
  • Fixed a bug in setting numeric values in SQL functions with floating numbers, caused by a bug fix in version 13.3. Values showed up as zero incorrectly.
  • Updated DynaPDF to version
  • Added SkipDPartData option for DynaPDF.SetImportFlags2 function.
  • Added DynaPDF.DeleteDPartNode function.


I have a couple of long-standing issues with the calc colouring I was hoping you might get a chance to look at.

There are 2 situations I can find consistently where it breaks.

  1. Adding a return (return key) into the calculation, makes all the colouring change to a single colour. The only way to fix is to type another character (I usually hit space then backspace).



  1. When you try to save a calculation, but there is an error (such as pictured). Upon dismissing dialog, all colouring disappears from the calculation



Thanks :+1:

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Thanks. Please try next pre-release, where we have a fix for this.

If you like to try, grab the latest Mac build from the Dropbox here.
(Quarantine needs to be handled, see PDF there)



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Thanks @MonkeybreadSoftware , this is very much appreciated :+1:

edit: Can confirm both are now fixed for me, thanks.


Thanks so much for bringing this to the fore and thanks @MonkeybreadSoftware for addressing it so quickly. This was a big one for me too!

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and released:

MBS Plugin 13.4 for Claris FileMaker - More than 7100 Functions In One Plugin

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