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NetTools Http/FTP/Telnet FileMaker Plugin

NetTools Brings the Internet to FileMaker Pro!




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What if you could...
  • Export FileMaker records to FTP servers
  • Integrate real-time Web content with your database
  • Publish FileMaker data to static Web pages
  • Automatically submit Web forms from FileMaker
  • Grab real-time stock quotes, currency rates, ...
  • Synchronize Web databases with FileMaker Pro
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NetTools brings the most used Internet protocols into FileMaker Pro. You can interact with Web sites, FTP servers, lookup IP addresses or domain names, and check whether a domain name is available through public WhoIS servers.

Web/HTTP/HTTPS Features
Our NetTools customers have found some very innovative ways to integrate their databases with the Web. They use it to transfer form submissions and Web database data to their local FileMaker files; export records to a Web server's CGI application; remotely manage Web servers (in various convoluted ways!); extract dynamic data from news and financial Web sites. One customer built a system in FileMaker to automatically order concert tickets through a public web site by filling in and submitting all the forms required during the purchase process. We use it to securely pull down orders from our online store.

Here's a partial list of the http/https functions NetTools provides: upload FileMaker record data to a Web server, download text-based content directly to FileMaker records; upload and download any type of content to the local file system. Any HTTP request headers can be set (such as the User-agent header field). Filling out Web forms is simplified and streamlined. And private, password-protected Web pages can be accessed by supplying your username and password during the request.

Warmest congratulations on your products, and also for your superb support. I am a software developer, and found a situation where your excellent NetTools did not quite fit the needs of my application. I want to tell any potential user of your tools or services that AcmeTech's support is way over what is usually expected. My technical problem was solved in a few hours through an interactive internet work session, and my application was up and running the same day. AcmeTech is outstanding.    -Daniel Bondard

FTP Client Features
Many of our users have written to tell us they manage portions of their Web site by generating static Web pages from FileMaker Pro record data then transferring it via FTP. NetTools supports nearly all features of the FTP protocol. You can get directory listings, create and delete directories on the server, transfer local files or records to and from the server, and much more!

OK Having tested Troi, FM Web School and Net Tools I can report that at this point the only one working with all versions of FMP all platforms doing Posts or gets is the Net tools and it is by far the easiest and Wayne is most helpful available via IM iChat which is exceptional. Both Troi and FM Web school were helpful and tried but in the end did not cut it for 7 and windows.
   -Dan Stein, Posted to FSA Tech Talk

Additional Protocol Support
NetTools can also be used to retrieve information from WhoIS databases (you might want to know if a particular domain name is available, or who owns it) and to resolve IP addresses to a domain name, or obtain an IP address for a given domain name. We've recently added minimal Telnet support, and a future release will include support for SSH.
Feature Summary
Release Notes
System Requirements FileMaker Pro 7