Troi Text Plug-in 4.1
Troi Text Plug-in is a very powerful tool for dealing efficiently with text in your FileMaker Pro database. It adds spell checking, set creation, lines and word functions, XML parsing and more!
List of features
Works with FileMaker Cloud
In version 4.1 we added compatibility with FileMaker Cloud: you can now install Troi Text Plug-in on FileMaker Cloud and run its functions on the FileMaker Cloud server. We have added a new example file to the 4.1 download package, which demonstrates how to perform the functions of the plug-in on FileMaker Cloud.
Runs on FileMaker Server
Troi Text Plug-in is also compatible to run under FileMaker Server: it can run as a server-side plug-in or as a plug-in used by WebDirect or the web publishing engine when using FileMaker Server. This means that you can use the powerful text functions in server-side scripts, opening up lots of new possibilities.
Completely customizable spell checking*
In version 4.0 we added 5 new functions for powerful spell checking. Together these functions offer completely customizable spelling check: you can specify a custom spelling (language) per database or even per text field, all driven from a script or a calculation. You can also specify to ignore words you or your company might use. The advantage of this function is that this can be configured completely from the database with calculations. These spelling functions are added:
* currently not available on FileMaker Cloud
Compatible with FileMaker Pro 12, 13, 14 and 15
Troi Text Plug-in 4.x is compatible with FileMaker Pro 12 through 15 on Windows and on macOS.
All of the following functions are still present in version 4.1:
Parsing of XML data
With Troi Text Plug-in you can get XML nodes out of XML formatted text and parse the info into separate fields in your database. You can get the contents of the nodes and child nodes and the attribute data of the nodes.
The ANDText, XORText and NOTText functions let you find all lines that are the same in two text fields, are lines that are different in two text fields and all lines that are in one but not in the other text field.
Lines and Word functions
Troi Text Plug-in's Lines and Word functions let you return:
The SumText function creates a dynamic field that concatenates all text from a field in a
related file. Every time records get added to the related file the SumText is automatically
updated. It is the text equivalent of the Sum() function.
Below is a list of all functions of the Text Plug-in:
User Guide and examples
We've added 8 sample databases to the download of Troi Text Plug-in which show you how to implement the functions. And we've also included a user guide with a function reference.
Suggested uses of Troi Text Plug-in
What are the costs?
Below are the prices for new licenses (upgrades from previous versions: see below).
Upgrades from previous versions
Upgrading from version 4.0 is free: version 4.1 uses the same 4.0 registration code. If you bought a license on or after August 7, 2015 the upgrade to version 4.1 is also free. We have emailed all eligible customers a new 4.0 registration string. Contact us if you have not received yours. If you bought a license before August 7, 2015 you will need to upgrade to use the 4.x version:
Developer License available
For Troi Text Plug-in we have a developer license specially intended for developers of databases. This license allows you to include our plug-in with ALL databases or FileMaker solutions that your company sells to organizations of up to 25 users. See the Text Plug-in Developer License page for more information.
Create a dynamic book index
With Troi Text plug-in you can create an index for a book, which is updated automatically. This example is included in the download of the plug-in. See the Text plug-in download page for downloading Troi Text Plug-in.
On these pages you find some information to help you. Currently we have these resources:
On this page you can find more information on how to convert databases, which use Troi Text, from FileMaker Pro 6 to later versions.
On this page you can see which new features were added and what has changed with this and previous versions of Troi Text Plug-in.
On this page you can see a list of Frequently Asked Questions about Text Plug-in.
On this page you can see a list of Frequently Asked Questions about plug-ins in general.