For “API integration test”, “Insert Text” is recommended

Hello.
I am Teruhiro Komaki of frudens Inc.

Insert From URL has been greatly improved than FileMaker 16.
The point that you can now use the cURL options is very big.

There seems to be many people who do not know, but even version 15 you could use httpspost etc.

https://www.filemaker.com/help/15/fmp/en/#page/FMP_Help%2Finsert-from-url.html

Insert From URL supports http, https, httppost, httpspost, ftp, ftps, and file protocols. FileMaker Pro downloads the resource that is specified by the URL to the target field.

However, when collaborating with external service, there are many things that can not be done with the default function, and I was executing the cURL command using BaseElements plugin.

https://baseelementsplugin.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/203843738-BE-HTTP-POST

BE_HTTP_POST ( url ; parameters { ; username ; password } )

Does a http POST function and returns the results. This uses the curl library so output will be similar to that. This is used in conjunction with the BE_HTTP_Set_Custom_Header function to set custom headers in advance and the BE_HTTP_Response_Code and BE_HTTP_Response_Headers functions to get the result values after the POST is complete.

Take back the story.

When doing API integration, I write variously in the cURL option, but there are a few troublesome cases to write with the FileMaker calculation formula.

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Web seminar “Let’s operate Dropbox using cURL option” has been added to Recording Web Seminar

Hello.
I am Teruhiro Komaki of frudens Inc.

Web seminar “Let’s operate Dropbox using cURL option” on 2017-09-12 was added to the recording webinar.

Since we are talking about the following contents, if you are interested, please do…

View on FileMaker site (Japanese)

https://www.filemaker.com/jp/learning/webinars/recorded_webinar.html?v=20170912_curl-option_dropbox.mp4

Let’s operate Dropbox with the cURL option

We introduce the demo which operates Dropbox by using “Insert From URL” and “cURL options” improved in version 16.
Liaise with external services and make custom applications more convenient.

  • Acquire information on various data in Dropbox
  • Upload various data from FileMaker to Dropbox
  • Acquire and view the temporary URL of various data in Dropbox
  • Other methods of utilization

Download demo file

https://github.com/frudens/filemaker-webseminar-curloption

Image of demo file