MBS Plugin 13.5 for Claris FileMaker

Nickenich, Germany - (November 7th, 2023) -- Monkeybread Software today is pleased to announce MBS FileMaker Plugin 13.5 for Claris FileMaker for macOS, iOS, Linux and Windows, the latest update to their product that is easily the most powerful plugin currently available for Claris FileMaker produce line. As the leading database management solution for Windows, macOS, iOS and the web, the Claris FileMaker Pro Integrated Development Environment supports a plugin architecture that can easily extend the feature set of the application. MBS FileMaker Plugin 13.5 has been updated and now includes over 7200 different functions, and the versatile plugin has gained more new functions:

To help with JSON processing, we have JSON functions to search, replace and query. Use JSON.Query function for JSON Path queries and JSON.Replace to replace found values with new values. Use JSON.Search to perform JMESPath queries in FileMaker.

Our ListDialog functions can show check boxes in the dialog. Turn them on with ListDialog.SetShowCheckboxes function, mark a few rows a pre-checked before showing the dialog. When the dialog finished, you can query checked entries. Combine this feature with our filter field to find various items and check them all.

The DynaPDF library can create PDF/A documents in versions 4, 4e and 4f and we improved our DynaPDF.CheckConformance and DynaPDF.SetPDFVersion functions for this. For DynaPDF.SetGStateFlags we added the SkaleAnnotIcons flag and we added DynaPDF.CreateGeospatialMeasure function.

We added Phidget functions in the last version. We rewrote the script trigger handling to work better for events happening quickly. To clear an event trigger, please use Phidget.ClearScriptTrigger function.

For macOS we added a format button to calculation dialog. This takes the current formula, parses it and produces a new formatted version. Please try and report edge cases. You can use Command-Shift-F to go to the replace field for the find panel in a calculation. Press Command-Option-Shift-C to copy the current formula as html.

If you enjoy our URL recognition for Script Workspace on macOS, you can use goto: and field: URLs there. Clicking on the URL button for a goto: URL jumps to a line in the script while clicking on a script: URL jumps to a different script.

When checking variable names in the Script Workspace on macOS, you can declare new variables with a comment before a Let statement to tell our plugin about the new variables.

For Windows we have the Window.AddToTaskbar and Window.RemoveFromTaskbar functions to hide windows from the taskbar if needed. We improved the use of our WindowsOCR functions for server.

Since MacOS Sonoma introduces reactions for video recording, you can configure this via AVRecorder functions. When running on macOS 14 or iOS 17, your application can check for effect availability and beside gesture also run effects via script via AVRecorder.PerformEffectForReaction function.

We added a MongoDB Audit sample database to the examples. For linux we use the more secure libc functions. Use Matrix.Lookup to look for a value in a matrix with a fallback to a default value, use the Text.TextToHTML function to convert styled text to html including highlighted ranges and use XML.Import with new flags to skip UUID fields or ignore duplicate primary key errors.

Finally we updated CURL library to version 8.4.0, DynaPDF to, SQLAPI to 5.2.6 and SQLite to 3.44.0 and Xcode to version 15.0.

See release notes for a complete list of changes.

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More details in the release notes. Please take the time to check our 600 example databases and check where you can use our plugin features in your solutions.

System Requirements:

  • macOS 10.13 or later
  • Windows 8 and newer
  • FileMaker Pro 7 to 20.2
  • FileMaker iOS SDK
  • FileMaker Server for Linux, Windows or macOS
  • Claris Pro
  • Claris Server

Pricing and Availability:
MBS FileMaker Plugin is available directly from the MonkeyBread Software website with licenses starting at just $149 USD. You can just download and try the plugin without a license or request a trail license. Not all functions are available in all platforms, please check specifications. Please join us on the next conferences and visit our booth.

Monkeybread Software Website


Release notes:

Located in beautiful Nickenich, Germany, MonkeyBread Software is a privately held company founded in 2000 by Christian Schmitz. MonkeyBread Software focuses on the Macintosh, Linux and Windows platforms. With over twenty years as a software developer, Christian's aim is developing unique and useful utilities, complemented by first-class customer support.

Copyright 2000-2023 Christian Schmitz Software GmbH.
MonkeyBread Software is a registered trademark of Christian Schmitz, Nickenich. All Rights Reserved. Apple, and the Apple logo are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries. FileMaker Pro and FileMaker are trademarks of Claris International, Inc. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Christian Schmitz
Monkeybread Software

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