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Troi Automatisering releases Troi File Plug-in 6.2 for FileMaker Pro 12


Updated file management plug-in for FileMaker Pro 12 offers improved GPS and other metadata handling.


Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands, June 3rd, 2013--Troi Automatisering today announced the immediate availability of Troi File Plug-in 6.2 for FileMaker Pro 12.



What is Troi File Plug-in?


Troi File Plug-in is a very powerful tool for getting access to information outside the FileMaker Pro database. Any files or folders stored on the computer can be accessed through the functions of the plug-in. All from within FileMaker Pro you can:


- get data from files that are on the disk of the computer into FileMaker Pro

- create files anywhere on the hard disk and put data from FileMaker fields into them

- manipulate files and folders on the disk: this includes creating, deleting, copying, moving and modifying files and folders

- get the size on disk, creation and modification dates and much more

- launch and reveal files directly from FileMaker Pro

- manage your images and movies, and read IPTC and Exif metadata from JPEG, Raw and PNG images



What is new in version 6.2?


Troi File Plug-in 6.2 is a maintenance release and has the following fixes:


- The plug-in has improved GPS metadata handling: the minutes and seconds part of the GPS coordinates are now correctly returned in all cases. Also improved the GetExif example file: the latitude and longitude is better displayed, the minutes are now shown for all GPS formats.

- The recursive listing of folders has been improved in the TrFile_ListFolder function: folders with a period as 2nd character in the name are now listed recursively too.

- (Mac OS X) Fixed a problem with the TrFile_ExecuteShell function: short commands of only 2 characters like "ls" no longer return an empty string.

- (Windows) Fixed a problem in TrFile_MetaData function with the switches "-GetImageDescription", "-GetMovieDescription" and "-GetPDFDescription". It no longer returns the error code $$-43 (file not found) for existing files.

- Fixed a bug in TrFile_Substitute function where under certain conditions performing a substitute with a big file could give a wrong result.

- (Windows) Fixed a problem where calling the TrFile_MetaData function with the switch "-GetXMP" and PNG image files could potentially hang the FileMaker Pro application.

- Fixed a problem where the plug-in would not correctly load when running as a server-side plug-in or as a web-side plug-in under FileMaker Server 12.


Troi File Plug-in 6.2 gives you a greatly expanded file manipulation arsenal. You can easily check integrity of files as Troi File Plug-in 6.2 can return the MD5 hash value (checksum) of a file, all from FileMaker Pro!


Troi File Plug-in 6.2 also can get metadata from PDF files like: title, subject, author, number of pages. On top of the already extensive metadata support for JPEGs (like reading EXIF, IPTC and XMP), Troi File Plug-in 6.2 can also read the metadata from PNG images. The plug-in can even automatically detect if the IPTC metadata in JPEGs is UTF-8 encoded.


More detailed information on all of the changes and improvements implemented in Troi File Plug-in 6 can be found at:



The plug-in adds 63 functions to FileMaker Pro, giving you limitless possibilities in managing your system outside of the database. We invite you to test drive the new functions and see what you can do with it!



Pricing & Availability


A fully functional demo version of Troi File Plug-in 6.2 is available for downloading at Troi's Web site at:



Troi File Plug-in 6.2 works with FileMaker Pro 10, 11 and 12. The plug-in can also be used with runtimes from FileMaker Pro Advanced 10, 11 or 12. The plug-in is available for Mac OS X 10.5.7 or higher, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8.

QuickTime 7 or later is needed for some image related functions.


Licenses cost US$ 89 per user. Details on developer licenses and multi-user discounts can be found on our web site. You can order licenses from our web site.



FileMaker Server requirements


Troi File Plug-in 6.2 also works with FileMaker Server 10, 11 or 12 as a server-side plug-in and as a plug-in used by the web publishing engine. To use this, you need to purchase a special cross-platform Server/Web license which costs US$ 399.


We have prepared extensive information on how to install and use Troi Plug-ins server-side and web-side on this web page:




Upgrade information


Users who bought a license for Troi File Plug-in on or after September 1st, 2011 are entitled to a free upgrade to version 6. Eligible users have been sent a new registration string in March 2012.

Upgrades from licenses bought before September 1st, 2011, are available from US$ 49 per user.

Upgrade prices for other licenses can be found on our web site. You can order upgrades from our web site.



About Troi Automatisering


Troi Automatisering develops professional iOS apps, is a leading developer of cross platform FileMaker Pro plug-ins and winner of the FileMaker Pro Excellence Award 2001. For more information, visit our web site at:




Contact information


D. Budding

Troi Automatisering


Newsroom: http://www.troi.com/news/

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