Waves in Motion
have updated some of their plug-ins for FileMaker Pro with the announcement of the product’s Mac OS X compatibility.
The former is now offering its Troi Text Plug-in 2.1for FileMaker Pro 5.5 for Mac OS, Mac OS X, and Windows. The Troi Text Plug-in is a tool for dealing with text in a FileMaker Pro database. It adds the following functions to FileMaker Pro: the ability to combine sets from two text fields (“get all lines that are the same,” “get all lines that differ,” and other combinations); the capability to get (unique) lines and sort words and lines; the ability to take a text sum from a related file that even updates without a script; and the capability to parse XML text into fields.
Except for compatibility with FileMaker 5.5 and Mac OS X, the Troi Text Plug-in 2.1 has the same functionality as the 2.0.1 version. A fully functional version is
available for downloading at Troi’s Web site. The Troi Text Plug-in 2.1 works with FileMaker Pro 4 and later. The plug-in costs US$32 per user. Product updates from pre-2.0 versions are $12 per user.
Meanwhile, to celebrate the release of FileMaker Pro 5.5 for Mac OS X, Waves in Motion has announced X support for four of its plug-ins: oAzium Events 3.0, oAzium Date & Time 3.0, oAzium String Functions 2.0, and oAzium Portal Filter 1.0. These plug-ins will now run natively on Mac OS X with FileMaker Pro 5.5. Immediate
downloads are available at the company Web site.
With the $89 oAzium Events 3.0 you can trigger FileMaker scripts on schedules, at regular intervals or when the user takes certain actions. You can also flexibly schedule the opening and closing of databases. Additionally, you can take advantage of a powerful external function interface, integrating every feature of the plug-in into your own solutions, according to Vince Menanno of Waves in Motion.
The $49 oAzium Date & Time 3.0 plug-in makes a large assortment of date and time related functions available to your calculations and scripts. You can calculate elapsed time in any unit across hours, days, or even years, Mennano said. For advanced profiling or scientific applications, you can track time to the millisecond, he added. Finally, you can build complex date-range based relationships.
The $49 oAzium String Functions 2.0 plug-in simplifies the creation of complex string manipulation calculations. oAzium Portal Filter 1.0 , also $49, lets you add a “filter” field to your layout and have your portals update on the fly to show rows that match that filter.
Current registered users are entitled to a free upgrade, and will receive download instructions by e-mail.
“These mark the first batch of oAzium plug-ins for Mac OS X, and we plan to make the entire oAzium plug-in line Mac OS X native in the near future,” Mennano said.