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Hi everybody,

 

I saw the function of localisation in the ios device and insert from URL.

But is it possible to call a script on the ios device form the filemaker app. For exemple I want to know where the device is and click on a button from the filemaker app, not from the device ?

 

Do you also have exemple fo native gps of the device and call it form the application in case filemaker go is not open on the device ?

Kind regards
Antoine

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https://help.claris.com/en/pro-help/content/location.html?Highlight=location

You can get latitude and longitude from your iOS device then pass this in as a parameter to an API such as Google Maps or What3Words

"https://api.what3words.com/v3/convert-to-3wa?coordinates="  &
GetValue ( Log::cLoc ; 1 ) &  
"%2C" & GetValue ( Log::cLoc ; 2 ) &
"&key=<your_API_KEY>"

 

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Hi thank you very much. I got this part.

But how to ask from the app on my computer to ask the device to send the lat & long ? Can I run a script on the device from my computer ?

And what to do if the database is not open on the device ?
Then I would like a GPS from the device to send data every x minutes. But this I really don't know how to do. It seems that people have done that.

 

Kind regards
Antoine

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The location functions are only available on the "device" running FMGo which is iPad or iPhone.  The function is not available on the desktop.

The database must be open and you must run a script to get the GPS data constant polling for your Location would not be ideal for battery life of the device. 

You may be better off using Shortcuts on the device and send results to the FileMaker app you have on device. 

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Hi Ocean,

can you help me with my shortcut ?
I think I'm ok because when I try from my computer via a URL data api solution I can create record into my database.

But from my short cut with the same URL & login, I get a token but when I use the api for record creating I get a missing header error.

Do you see something weird ? 

Thank you very much for your help

Antoine

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Hi,

 

I found the mistake myself. There was 2 times the MyToken variable into the url header after Bearer. Not easy to see on an iphone but saw it on the mac.

For the one who wants to copy the steps.

 

have a nice day.

Antoine

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