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Document Picker Functions for MBS FileMaker Plugin


For next version of MBS Filemaker Plugin, we added new DocumentPicker functions to our FileDialog section. For iOS we didn't yet have a file dialog function and sometimes people like to pick a file via dialog. So we implemented UIDocumentPickerViewController class from iOS to provide functions for FileMaker.

The document picker supports four modes. Each mode provides a slightly different approach to sharing files between apps:
  • Import an external document. The user selects an external document. The document picker copies the document, leaving the original unchanged.
  • Export a local document. The user selects an external destination. The document picker copies the document, leaving the original unchanged.
  • Open an external document. The user selects an external document. The document picker provides access to the document, and the user can edit the document in place.
  • Move a local document. The user selects an external destination. The document picker moves the document; however, the user can still access the document as an external document, and the user can edit the document in place.
In all cases the panel shows asynchronously, the user does something and you get a script triggered when work is done, so you can pick up the list of file paths.

Coming soon for version 9.1 or if you like to try early, please contact us.
29 01 19 - 11:06