Troi Activator Plug-in user comments
"I needed a reliable way to get FM6 to 'send' data to FM7. I was considering XML and CWP calls, timed export/imports every minute, etc. But someone suggested Troi Activator and I can't speak highly enough of the solution. It was simple, simple, simple to set up on both sides of the FileMaker divide. And it works across the network with the most incredible behind-the-scenes speed.
What I ended up doing was setting up a 'bot' machine that runs FM7 with the plug-in, and then the four FM6 machines that need to communicate with 7 also have the plug-in installed. I guess I was expecting some kind of glitch like screen flash or momentary system freeze or something when the plug-in was activated, so I was very impressed -- awed actually -- that I saw my local copy of 7 (over a WAN connection to the client) updated only a second after the plug-in script was activated on 6 to the 7 bot. Up to 6000 characters of text can be sent along with the plug-in's script trigger, so no unreliable exports/imports of data were required.
I highly, highly recommend this solution if anyone else needs to do such a thing...
Thanks," Howard Schlossberg, FM Professional Solutions
"Originally we purchased the developer license of the Activator plug-in just to be able to trigger scripts on a field change. To our surprise, the script scheduling and ability to trigger scripts on a remote machine are just as valuable to us now. This is a plug-in that a FileMaker developer would be foolish to live without." Shawn Hogan, Lead Engineer at Digital Point Solutions
"Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Very rarely do I go to any effort to write someone a thank-you note when I purchase their software. However, this time, it certainly warrants it.Your plug-in, "Activator" has saved me - literally - hundreds of hours and an immense amount of heartache in my runtime solution, which is a massive relational system for managing flight operations at one of Canada's busiest airports.
The activator script allows me to simply forward requests through to other systems where they can be parsed and acted upon, without having to contend with establishing relationships, multi-user issues, or any of that stuff.
Thank-you Soooooo much for this plugin!" Stephen Grant, Toronto, Canada
"Great work Peter! What will you think of next?!" Clint Roberts, Senior Technical Editor for ISO FileMaker Magazine.
"We just heard about and started playing with the Activator Plug-in. It looks great. Once again you've provided the FileMaker community with a tool that empowers us to create innovative solutions to data management challenges. Our heartfelt thanks and congratulations to you and your team. Your fine work is appreciated.", Sean Branney, DataEmporium.Net.
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"This plug-in is fantastic. And as usual from Troi it works really well and comes with excellent examples.", review from Paul de Halle on VersionTracker.
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Consistently Highlight the Active Row in List View
R J Cologon, PhD, of NightWing Enterprises, Melbourne, Australia put together a sample file that requires Troi Activator Plug-in and which consistently highlights the active row in List View. The sample file keeps the current record highlighted regardless of whether the cursor is within a field! You will find the sample file at: http://www.nightwing.com.au/FileMaker/demos1.html
ECXS announced ecSchedule, which makes use of the Troi Activator Plug-in. It is a small FileMaker Pro 5.x application that will allow you to run a script in a FileMaker Pro 5.x template based on a schedule. You can find the beta at: http://www.ecOrganizer.com/ecSchedule