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Jeremy Brown FileMaker Web Viewer Integration Tutorial +

Sample File Downloads & Resources Included

Jeremy Brown – Soliant Consulting

Session Description

The web viewer object is an extremely versatile object that allows a developer to integrate deeper functionality into a custom app using the languages of the web, HTML/CSS and JavaScript.

In this session, you’ll explore a standard way to integrate common web libraries, including setting up an integration in FileMaker, manipulating it, and gathering data using some of the new functions of FileMaker 16. Discover best practices that are used to make this as easy as possible to set up deeper functionality.

What you should know

Familiarity with scripting in FileMaker. Some web-language knowledge is useful, but not required.

Products & Technologies

  • Pro/Advanced
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Session Materials

The demo file is attached here, containing ten integration. This will be used in the session.

Web Viewer Related Resources:

Name URL Notes
Soliant Consulting Blog http://www.soliantconsulting.com/tag/web-integration Soliant Consulting’s collection of Web Viewer-related articles
W3 Schools http://www.w3schools.com/ The place to go to learn HTML/CSS/ JS. It explains well the elements of the web’s languages and gives great examples.
A Complete List of CSS Properties and Values https://www.w3schools.com/cssref/
jQuery http://jquery.com/ The standard place to learn about jQuery
Hex Color Picker http://www.w3schools.com/colors/colors_picker.asp A place to find the color values for any color.
I have this tab open all the time while doing work.
D3JS https://d3js.org/ A library used in many charting and data maps libraries.
The FMP Protocol http://www.twdesigns.com/fmp_url_protocol/ var theURL = “fmp://$/**FileName**?script=**ScriptName**&param=“;
window.location = theURL;
Adobe Color https://color.adobe.com
CSS Button Generator http://www.bestcssbuttongenerator.com/#/1

What You Will Learn

  • Best practices of web integration into a custom app.
  • Implement integration into their own custom apps.
  • How the fmp protocol and a library’s callback functions are used.
  • The basics of manipulating an integration to fit their own custom app.

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