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Performs the request.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Social 5.3 ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No ✅ Yes


This function was deprecated.

MBS( "SocialRequest.Perform"; Request { ; Filename; ScriptName } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
Request The reference number for the social request as you got it from SocialRequest.New function. $request
Filename The database file name where the script is located. "test.fmp12" Optional
ScriptName The script to call when access is decided. "MyScript" Optional


Returns OK or error.


Performs the request.
Once request is done, you can query the result with SocialRequest.GetResponse function. The plugin calls the given script and passes the request reference number as parameter.
Function requires 64-bit Mac application, so please use FileMaker 14 or newer.

With plugin version 6.0 or newer the script name can be a script ID number. In that case the plugin queries the script name for the given script ID. This allows to call scripts by ID and avoid problems if scripts are later renamed.

Notice: FileMaker 19.2 adds a fmplugin extended privileges. If you have such an extended privileges to allow the plugin to trigger scripts, you need to grant permissions for it. If such a privilege is not defined, the plugin is allowed to trigger scripts. See FileMaker product documentation for details.


Post on Twitter:

Set Variable [$accounts; Value:MBS( "Social.Accounts"; "Twitter")]
Set Variable [$accountIdentifier; Value:GetValue($accounts; 1)]
If [$accountIdentifier = ""]
    Show Custom Dialog ["No Twitter account allowed?"]
    Set Variable [$request; Value:MBS( "SocialRequest.New"; "Twitter"; ""; "POST" )]
    Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS( "SocialRequest.AddParameter"; $request; "status"; Tweets::Message )]
    Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS( "SocialRequest.SetAccount"; $request; $accountIdentifier)]
    Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS( "SocialRequest.Perform"; $request; Get(FileName); "TweetCompleted" )]
End If

Script triggered after tweeting finished:

Set Variable [$request; Value:Get(ScriptParameter)]
Set Field [Tweets::Status; MBS( "SocialRequest.GetResponse"; $request; "StatusCode" )]
Set Field [Tweets::Response; MBS( "SocialRequest.GetResponse"; $request; "Response" )]
Set Field [Tweets::ErrorMessage; MBS( "SocialRequest.GetResponse"; $request; "Error" )]
Set Field [Tweets::Headers; MBS( "SocialRequest.GetResponse"; $request; "Headers" )]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS( "SocialRequest.Release"; $request )]

See also

Example Databases

This function is free to use.

Created 28th August 2015, last changed 14th July 2022

SocialRequest.New - SocialRequest.Release