360Works FileMaker Plug-ins
Update available for the entire 360Works plug-in platform providing quality of life improvements
360Works plug-ins and products improve the capabilities of FileMaker by adding functionality to the FileMaker platform for sync, email management, web services, payment processing, image and file storage, FTP transfers, Apple/Google/Exchange calendar integration, Microsoft Office document manipulation, and much more.
The team at 360Works strives to provide the best possible service and support to their customers and to always keep their products compatible and flexible.
Quality of life improvements made to the 360Works plug-in platform include:
Startup and shutdown procedures have been greatly improved Fixed issues that caused PSOS calls to return "Host capacity exceeded" Fixed issues that prevented plug-ins from autoupdating using the Install Plugin script step Fixed an issue where multiple server side scripts would cause plugin functions to time out Fixed issues related to multi user environments (Server side scripts, WebDirect, Custom Web Publishing) Fixed issues where child processes would not be terminated on shutdown Reworked GUI framework, so that plug-in windows will stay in lock-step with FileMaker windows
While the new minor update for overall quality affects the entire 360Works plug-in platform, specific plug-ins have more improvements for their related technologies:
360Works Scribe Plug-in now compatible with Microsoft Office 2019 360Works FTPeek Plug-in supports TLS 1.2 standard encryption protocol 360Works ScriptMaster updated to use Groovy 2.4.10
Updated Versions of 360Works Plug-ins:
Updated Plug-in Plug-in Description 360Deploy 2.7 Automated, simple deployment of new database versions CloudMail 3.2 Send and track email marketing campaigns Plastic 3.1 Payment processing plug-in Scribe 3.1 Read and write PDF, Word, and Excel files ScriptMaster 5.2 Adds many new functions & create custom plug-ins Email 3.2 Send and receive text and HTML emails in FileMaker FTPeek 2.2 FTP upload and download from your FileMaker database WebAssistant 2.1 Access internet resources, URLs, and fill out web forms JDBC 2.1 SQL access with JDBC Compatibility Charts 2.1 Easy-to-use charting for FileMaker RemoteScripter 2.1 Trigger scripts on FileMaker Pro from the web or IWP SuperContainer 2.9513 A better container field for FileMaker Go and FileMaker Pro Installing the Update
Using the plug-in links above you can download the current updated version of the plug-in. Installing plug-in updates are easiest when using the Install Plugin File script step in all environments. For legacy systems, auto-update is supported as well. Find out more at 360works.com/autoupdate.
This is a free plug-in update if you own a valid license for the most recent major version, or are within your maintenance subscription for the license (maintenance applies to Scribe and CloudMail).
Active 360Works Portfolio Bundle holders with a current maintenance subscription can use all of the updates at no additional charge. The PDF Plug-in and Scribbler Plug-in, available only in the 360Works Portfolio Bundle, have the same platform update as well!
Please note: if you do not own the current major version or are outside of your maintenance window you will need to purchase the current major version of the license in order to use this update.
Custom Plug-in Users
If you have a 360Works custom plug-in, please contact us to get an updated version of our custom plug-in. In most cases, there will be no additional charge for this. (Charges may occur if additional development work is required. Rates will be billed at our hourly consulting rate of $185/hr. Please contact us for custom plug-in information.)
The 360Works Support Team is dedicated to your successful use of 360Works plug-ins and add-ons. With your purchase from 360Works, you receive 2 free hours of technical support Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ET). However, most questions can be answered at our documentation page. If you need to get in touch with us, requests for support team assistance can be sent to email@example.com.
HOW DO YOU MIGRATE? FileMaker Migration Assistant Tool vs. Manual: Best Practices to Migrate Changes to a Live FileMaker Server | 360WorksBy 360Works
FileMaker Migration Assistant Tool vs. Manual:
Best Practices to Migrate Changes to a Live FileMaker Server
Tips from 360Works Senior Developer and Product Manager, Joe Martin
In the past, FileMaker developers haven't had many options for rolling out new changes to their live databases. Even if you were cautious, and did your development in a separate Dev copy of your production file, it was difficult to migrate these changes to your production file.
You could roll your own deployment workflow, scripting FileMaker imports for each table in your solution, and update this workflow whenever you added new tables or fields. These imports are slow and tedious though, and most of us would simply make the changes directly in the live file.
With the release of FileMaker 17, FileMaker came out with the FMDataMigration tool, completely replacing the need for using FileMaker native imports to move your data around. Here at 360Works, we built 360Deploy around the FMDataMigration tool to streamline and completely automate its use, making development changes a tedium free experience.
In today's article, we will walk you through how to do both options so you can determine which is right for you.
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New Update: Zulu 3.1
We recently released an update with improvements for our FileMaker Calendar Sync Tool, 360Works Zulu.
Zulu integrates FileMaker with Apple, Google, and Exchange Calendars.
It is easy to install. There are no scripts to edit or files to modify. Simply run the installer, walk through the configuration process, and publish your calendar.
Sync your application events with ease.
This is a free update for Zulu 3 users with active maintenance for Zulu or the Portfolio Bundle! Maintenance is active for one year from date of purchase or one year from date of maintenance renewal purchase. If you need a new license or have a license with expired maintenance and wish to use Zulu 3, you can purchase a new license at the Zulu product page.
Never tried Zulu? You can download a free demo license, also available at the Zulu product page. While in demo mode, the product will run for 2 hours every time you launch FileMaker.
List of improvements:
Added Minimum Start Date for Exchange Calendars Improved audit log during startup Improved conflict management when syncing to Google and Exchange Calendars
Better sync data recovery on startup Fixed an issue when updating parent events with child exceptions Multi day events are better handled in Apple Calendar GET ZULU 3.1 NOW 360Works, over 20 FileMaker Plug-ins and Developer Tools!
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360Works has just released 360Deploy 2.6 with several improvements to the software performance.
360Works provides outside-the-box innovation, so you can be the genius FileMaker developer at work while using the most robust, innovative development tools you need to get the job done.
360Deploy is a FileMaker deployment tool, designed to make FileMaker data migration easier. It utilizes the FileMaker Data Migration Tool, but it is so much more than only a wrapper for the FileMaker DMT and costs less than other automation software, with no annual cost. It completely automates the tedious data migration tasks, while pushing changes from the development environment to the production server making it the ultimate FileMaker migration assistant!
What's New in 360Deploy 2.6?
Server addresses with custom ports are better handled Multiple deployments to the same server will have more consistent results Improved connection performance for clients 32-bit windows machines now launch the plugin more smoothly
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How Does 360Deploy Work?
Clones the development database Transfers clone to the production server Imports the data from the production database and into the clone to absorb the new architecture *For large databases, it supports a scheduling feature to run imports overnight. Backs up the production solution in archived folders prior to import should clients wish to revert back to the old version Renames the deployed file Resumes the deployed file
Keep in mind, once you press the 'deploy' button in 360Deploy, there is nothing left to do. It sends the new version to FileMaker Server (or multiple servers), and then runs in the background on each server, so you are free to continue working, take a break, or head home for the night, knowing that the new version will be safely deployed to users on each server by the time you get back. You'll receive an email when the process is complete. Skip the hassle of fumbling with files on the server and stick to the 'one-button click' of 360Deploy for dev changes.
Download 360Deploy 2.6 Compatibility
360Deploy 2 requires FileMaker Pro or Advanced 16, and production databases must be hosted on FileMaker Server 14 or later.
After downloading 360Deploy on your server and configuring settings with the simple 360Deploy Setup utility, 360Deploy will deploy the development file changes to your users with the click of one button.
360Deploy 2.6 is a free upgrade for 360Deploy 2 license holders, which is a huge benefit of maintaining the latest version of 360Works software.
If you do not have a license, 360Deploy 2 is available immediately for purchase at the 360Deploy page. Pricing starts at $195, which includes deployment with a single FileMaker solution (this can be a multi-file solution) and a single production server. It allows updated file versions for one solution to be deployed to one live / production server.
Additionally, there is a free demo license available which can deploy to any number of servers for testing and evaluation purposes. Higher grade license types are available for purchase as well.
Located in metro Atlanta, 360Works, a FileMaker Platinum Business Alliance member, has been providing development solutions for over 22 years. The company is a leading developer of both shrink-wrapped and custom database solutions for clients such as NASA, Pixar, US Marines, Make-A-Wish foundation and others. The company is credited for its forward-thinking solutions, dedication and unparalleled client service.
Missed our last update? Check out this video below for an up-to-date tutorial on 360Deploy 2!
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📂How to Sync FileMaker with Apple Calendar Appointments | Using FMP URLs | 360Works Zulu 3 - Advanced TopicsBy 360Works
Embed FMP URLs in Your Apple Calendar Events
Get ready to impress your clients! In today’s video, Joe demonstrates how a veterinarian can arrive at a patient's appointment and save time by having all of the patient's records in FileMaker he needs at the click of an Apple Calendar link in an event.
If you haven’t heard by now, using 360Works Zulu - FileMaker Calendar Sync you can connect your FileMaker data with your Apple Calendar, Google Calendar, or Exchange Calendar.
In this advanced configuration tips video, you will learn about giving users a URL to automatically open their FileMaker database and run a script with the parameter you specify.
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