Jason Mundok

Display FileMaker Text Field Formatting through PHP API

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I have a website that is displaying FileMaker data using the PHP API. Is there a way for the web site to display the basic text formatting from a FileMaker field? For example, a few words in the comments field are bold in FileMaker and I would like them to also be bold on the website. Thanks for any ideas.

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This is true for FileMaker 11, unless FileMaker made some serious upgrades to their php api after this; here is my piece of advice. As a rule of thumb what you export when you export to XML for FileMaker is what you can bring to the web. That said I'd imagine you can make a supporting field that holds the info you are after.

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don't know that you can... but perhaps if you have a shadow field that uses GetAsCSS() on your original field, that could give you something to work with?

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Thanks, Wim. That was suggested elsewhere as well. I'm going to try it a little later and I'll post back with the results.

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It looks like you should be able to do GetAsCSS( fieldname ) and then use the output of that in its own field. No need for supporting/shadow field: http://www.filemaker.com/help/12/fmp/html/func_ref3.33.54.html Yet you will have to override CSS font or be stuck with whichever font is put inside FileMaker by the looks of it.

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GetAsCSS worked as a solution for this.

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