RemoteScripter allows you to remotely trigger FileMaker scripts on another computer. It can be triggered either by RemoteScripter running on a different computer, or by an HTTP URL.
You can safely use RemoteScripter for remote script execution within the Web Publishing Engine, which makes it an ideal way to trigger non web-compatible scripts on a separate script processing computer. It is also an excellent way for content in a FileMaker Web Viewer to call scripts in your FileMaker solution.
Creating a PDF in IWP Tutorial Video
This video tutorial looks in depth at the functions and scripts behind making a PDF from a browser in IWP and FileMaker Pro using RemoteScripter. This works around incompatible script steps in Instant Web Publishing and allows a user to generate and save a PDF report right from their browser:
For a complete transcript of this video with screenshots, take a look at this news article.
What version of FileMaker is required? Will it run on Windows/Mac?
360Works plugins are compatible with the FileMaker 14 platform and higher.
All of our plugins are designed to run on Mac and on Windows. All system requirements are the same as those of FileMaker. As long as you meet FileMaker's minimum requirements, you can run our plugins. Please reference the FileMaker Pro operating system requirements for all versions.
Are 360Works plugins compatible with FileMaker Cloud?
Yes, but only for the most recent version of the plugin. For non-plugin products such as MirrorSync and Zulu, MirrorSync is compatible with FileMaker Cloud, but Zulu is not.
What about Web Publishing and FileMaker Server?
If you purchase the Enterprise License (see below), then you will be able to use the plugin with the FileMaker Web Publishing Engine. This means that when you use our plugins in your FileMaker scripts, they will work the same way with Instant Web Publishing (IWP) or WebDirect. It also means that your Custom Web Publishing applications (with XSLT, PHP, or any other web technology) can call FileMaker scripts that use our plugins.
Can I use this plugin with my FileMaker runtime solution?
Yes, all of our plugins work in FileMaker runtime solutions, just copy the plugin to the runtime's Extensions folder.
What kind of licenses are there?
Most of our plugins are available in 3 licenses: a demo version which works for 2 hours every time you launch FileMaker, a Workgroup license for 10 or fewer users, and an Enterprise license for unlimited users within a single organization.
What about FileMaker Go?
If you'd like to add plug-in functionality to a mobile solution, there are a number of options available. Plug-ins cannot be installed directly on a iPhone or iPad, but you can trigger a script on a machine that does have the plug-in installed. Using FileMaker Server, you can have routine scripts that will process all the outstanding function calls. For an example on how to do this, see this article on accomplishing this with Plastic. Alternatively you could integrate RemoteScripter to trigger server side scripts. Finally, FMRPC is a separate product developed as a collaboration between Skeleton Key and 360Works.
There are more Questions and Answers on our product support site.
Purchase the Portfolio Bundle to obtain an Enterprise license of this product which allows for unlimited users within a single organization.