Filemaker Pro 7 and web services

Posted on 2004-11-19
Last Modified: 2010-04-27
I was curious if anyone has used Filemaker pro as the client to interact with a web service ?

Example:  The web service accepts an order or contact information.  Filemaker is used to pull data from another source ( file, odbc, etc ) and then creates the needed steps to communicate with the web service and pass along the information to it.

Please let me know.  Thank You.
Question by:petant
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    FileMaker doesn't have any built-in ability to act as a web client and submit HTTP requests. But it's very easy to do this by using FileMaker in conjunction with a third-party program such as wget or cURL.

    For example, you could pull information from a FileMaker table, and use a script to combine the values into a parameter string, then pass that string to the cURL utility using the Send Message script step. cURL can then submit the values to an an HTML form and save the results in a file. You could even have FileMaker then retrieve the resulting file and import or analyze it.

    cURL is available from

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