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FMSimplicity releases MailChimp FileMaker Module on Modular FileMaker

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Here is the latest release on Modular FileMaker where you can check out some of the ever expanding collection of FileMaker Modules that are on site. If you have an upcoming module, drop us a line and let us know! Our friends at FMSimplicity just released a MailChimp module for all of us to try...More than 6 million people use MailChimp to create, send, and track email newsletters. You can now integrate their amazing product directly into FileMaker. To get started, download it here: mailchimp.fmp12 Since I have been finishing up this module’s documentation on the way to DevCon, I could work with Skitch and Evernote offline so that is where the documentation will live for now. I intend to move it here and over to my website at http://fmsimplicity.com.

The documentation examples are based on integrating it with the Contacts starter solution that comes with FileMaker 13. You can then infer how to integrate it into your own solution.

Documentation

Advanced integration ( There are about 50 screen shots, so it loads a bit slow… be patient. )

Basic integration

There are currently two dependencies:

1. BaseElements plugin, version 2.3 at the time of release ( July, 29 2014 )

2. JSON Module found at http://www.modularfilemaker.org/module/json/ or https://github.com/dansmith65/FileMaker-JSON

The module works on nine of the many methods MailChimp provides with their API. The functionality is currently concentrated on list maintenance. This is what I had a business case for so far. I am looking forward to seeing what the community has a use case for and develops other methods for inclusion in this module. Another vision would be working towards using the Insert from URL script step with httppost://.