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Installs a service provider handler.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
ServiceProvider 4.4 ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No
MBS( "ServiceProvider.Install"; FileName; ScriptName { ; Force } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
FileName The name of the FileMaker File that contains the script. "test.fp7"
ScriptName The name of the script to run. "MyScript"
Force Asks system to update service menu now. 0 Optional


Returns OK or error.


Installs a service provider handler.
If you add right info.plist entries to the info.plist inside the FileMaker app, you register services.
The plugin starts a script when a service request is received.
Best call this function in the script called when solutions opens.
This function has been verified to work well for file and text services. Other types are also implemented, but not tested.

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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.

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This function is free to use.

Created 3th October 2014, last changed 27th January 2016

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