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Is there a way I can populate a web form inside a web viewer in FileMaker with data in actual FM fields?

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I'd like to be able to place a web viewer in the FM layout that can be automatically filled out with data in FM.  Possible?
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Question by:Andrew Angell
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by:lesouef
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you need to merge fm data in an html page (script or calc.field), store it on disk (export), then read it back by specifying the filename in the web wiever propertie, using a custom type web viewer.
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by:Andrew Angell
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I think I'm following you, however, the web page that I'm trying to populate is not my own so I can't just re-generate it to populate the fields.  What I need is basically if you were pull up something like a registration form on a forum site I'd like to just click a button to run a script that parses data as necessary in FM and then fills out the form fields in the web viewer.  

Am I reaching for the stars here?
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by:lesouef
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just to make sure you'd like to recuperate the html code of a remote web page, insert some field data in it, and send it back? according to me, the web viewer won't do it simply because it displays a web page, but the code is never available, and last thing, it is not able to "post" any data. See if the Troi url plug-in would do it...
how is the form to be sent? POST or GET? in GET mode, you can use the URL command provinded you know the parameters name to pass on the URL.
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by:Andrew Angell
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a good example of what I'm trying to do would be this...

say you have an invoice in filemaker that has the shipping information in it.  A web viewer could have ups.com open inside of it and it'd be cool to hit a button and populate the shipping information form in the ups.com page without having to fill it all in.  

Now I know there are other ways of handling that particular scenario, but that was just an example.  I'd like to be able to do this for sites that don't offer an API service or anything like that.  
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lesouef earned 2000 total points
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not, no way you can do that, you must submit data, and the fm web viever only displays, but cannot send data.
I think you really a serious look at the TROI URL plug-in:
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The Web viewer introduced with FileMaker Pro 8.5 made also possible to get data from web sites. However the Troi URL Plug-in can do much more:

    * use the POST method to send data <<<<<<<<< thats's what you need
    * get images into containers
    * set custom headers
    * set cookies
    * get data without showing the page on a layout (no render time)
    * and more...
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(I am not working for troi! but it is generally good stuff, I am a long time a File plug-in user)
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