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MBS Plugin vs. Insert From URL in FileMaker 16


Recently clients wondered what the can do with the new CURL functions in FileMaker 16 and how it compares to the plugin functions.

So I spend some time to put together a table to show the differences. FileMaker implemented new options so you can do all the REST API calls you need to do and they include a lot of options for various HTTP and SSL options.

But our plugin can do much more. We include SSH library for SFTP, do much more for email transfers and allow it to run in background. Please review the table:
FeatureFileMaker 16MBS
CURL Library
Version7.517.53.1
SSL EngineOpenSSL 1.0.2jOpenSSL 1.1.0e
SSH Engine-libSSH 1.8
FileMaker Support
FileMaker Pro Mac + WinYesYes
FileMaker ServerYesYes
FileMaker CloudYesYes
FileMaker GoYes-
FileMaker iOS SDKYesYes
FileMaker Runtime-Yes
FileMaker 8 to 15-Yes
Protocols
DICT-Yes
FILEYesYes
FTPYesYes
FTPSYesYes
Gopher-Yes
HTTPYesYes
HTTPSYesYes
IMAP-Yes
IMAPS-Yes
LDAP-Yes
LDAPS-Yes
POP3-Yes
POP3S-Yes
RTSP-Yes
SCP-Yes
SFTP-Yes
SMB-Yes
SMBS-Yes
SMTP-Yes
SMTPS-Yes
Telnet-Yes
TFTP-Yes
CURL Features
System SSL certificatesYesYes
Own SSL certificates-Yes
HTTP POSTYesYes
HTTP PUTYesYes
FTP uploadingYesYes
Send FormsYesYes
Send Forms with file paths-Yes
ProxiesYesYes
CookiesYesYes
User+Password authenticationYesYes
File transfer resumeYesYes
Batch FTP File Transfer-Yes
Progress -Yes
Operation Modes
Transfer SynchronouslyYesYes
Transfer in Background-Yes
Transfer Asynchronously-Yes
Multiple parallel transfers-Yes
Connect and use as raw socket-Yes
Interface to CURL
Progress State-Yes
Progress Script Trigger-Yes
Progress DialogsometimesYes
Trigger script when transfer finished-Yes
Collect Debug MessagesYesYes
Collect Header MessagesYesYes
Input from containerYesYes
Input from textYesYes
Input from file path-Yes
Output to file-Yes
Output to variableYesYes
Output to containerYesYes
Info functions
Query Timings-Yes
Query effective URL-Yes
Query HTTP/FTP Response Code-Yes
Query Certificate Information-Yes
Query Redirection URL-Yes
Query speed-Yes
Additional Features
Build Emails to send-Yes
Receive and parse Emails-Yes
AWS Authentication-Yes

If you see an error or you have a question, please do not hesitate to contact us.
05 07 17 - 00:03
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