Version 0.82 of bBox Now Available

We are pleased to release another update to bBox, v0.82 of our free FileMaker utility plug-in.

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I last posted about version 0.80. Some of the changes since then are:

  • XPath returns error messages with bBox_LastError
  • XPath can now return results with no nodes
  • XPath no longer attempts to register the same namespace multiple times
  • Python now returns compilation error messages with bBox_LastError
  • ExecuteSQL now clears error after a successful call
  • SQLite engine now has fmevaluate function

There are now 160 examples in the demo file. Some of the 20 examples added for v0.82 demonstrate how to:

  • use XlsxWriter to create Excel files with formatting & calcs
  • use the SQLite fmevaluate function
  • run a PHP script [also see the blog post]
  • extract field names used in FileMaker layouts
  • do LDAP & Open Directory lookups
  • perform basic SMTP email sending
  • parse JSON weather data from a web API
  • use xhtml2pdf to create PDF files from FileMaker data or HTML

In addition, other developers have built example solutions using bBox, including:

You can get more details on the bBox plug-in and its functions at and


One thought on “Version 0.82 of bBox Now Available

  1. I’ve just uploaded a patched version to fix a minor glitch in the disk image name and a problem with the bBox_ExecuteSQL examples.

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