Optimized for FileMaker 15, the new version of bBox includes 160 examples
We are pleased to release another update to bBox, v0.83 of our free utility plug-in to extend FileMaker solutions to other programs, code libraries, or OS X functions (Python, Ruby, AppleScript, Perl, Bash/sh, XPath, SQLite).
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If you’ve developed solutions with FileMaker for any length of time, you’ve almost certainly created files using FileMaker’s native Excel exports. Although quite useful, this feature gives almost no control over the formatting, and definitely no way to set formulas, charts, or even text formatting.
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We are pleased to release another update to bBox, v0.82 of our free FileMaker utility plug-in.
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Xhtml2pdf is a cross-platform Python module that allows easy conversion of HTML or XML to PDF files. Its dependencies, ReportLab & Pisa, also have a host of very useful functions, including programmatically creating or modifying PDF content & creating barcodes.
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For quite a while, the documentation and product information for bBox has mentioned it as a way to run PHP scripts, but I only just recently realized that we never had any examples of how to do this.
Here are two methods to try.
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Its been almost a year since we’ve mentioned bBox on this venue, but we are now pleased to announce that version 0.80 is publicly available.
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There are a number of ways of working with JSON data in FileMaker. At least two typical ones are:
- Custom Functions based parsing & encoding
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A new version of our free bBox FileMaker plug-in is now available.
Some of the changes since the last release are:
- better support for Python results, in particular lists & sets
- curl, sort, bash, and grep commands now allow up to 7 parameters
- better handling of invalid parameters to FileRead and PasteboardGet functions
- added the Python function fm.evaluate
- more examples in the demo file
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