What can I do with FMTools?
Following the release of FileMaker 16 the primary reason for the existence of FMTools is gone! Now that we have a Single Document Interface (SDI) running under Microsoft Windows™ it is finally time to retire FMTools after more than 20 years....
FMTools is an add on utility for FileMaker Pro™ for Windows. The final version 6 works with FileMaker Pro™ versions 6 to 15 and with solutions bound with FileMaker Developer/Advanced. All the functions can be controlled by FileMaker scripts. FMTools is Not a Plugin. FMTools is Free to use without restriction. Versions prior to 6 require a licence code which is available upon request.
Version 6 contains a much reduced feature set as most of the functionality of the previous version is available either, natively in FileMaker Pro or better integrated by one of the many plugins available.
Resize/minimze/maximize FileMaker application window
Create ZIP archive of FileMaker files after FileMaker exits
Restore FileMaker files from ZIP archive
Wait and Run
Wait for FileMaker Pro to exit then execute a program with parameters
Version includes many additional features relevant to earlier versions of FileMaker Pro versions 3 to 9
1 line Message with appropriate icon and OK/Cancel buttons
1 or 2 input fields with valuelists and password options
4 line message (max 45characters each) with up to 4 buttons
10 line message (max 45 characters each) with up to 4 buttons
Copy any disk file
Delete any disk file
Get File Path
Popup file locator with custom filespecv
Get Folder Path
Popup folder browser
Move or rename any disk file
Close DB by Name
Close FileMaker database specified in field data
Open DB by Name
Open FileMaker database specified in field data; including password.
Display information about FMTools
Enter registration details
Select date from popup calendar
Select date from big popup calendar - ideal for touch screens
Get FileMaker Version
Get default version of FileMaker that FMTools is configured for.
Set Default Password
Sets default password in Document preferences
Set FileMaker Username
Set application user name from field data.
Set FileMaker Version
Setdefault version of FileMaker that FMTools is configured for.
Set Matching Names
Ensure that import uses matching names
Set Network Protocol
Set Network protocol prior to opening FileMaker
Set Serial Number
Set next serial number from field data.
Set current printer from either stored list or registry strings.
Save up to 10 printers for selection by number
Replace one string with another in a text file
CR to FMP New Line
Replace all Hard Returns with FileMaker Soft Returns - Eg. in a log file prior to import.
CR to New Repeat
Replace all Hard Returns with Repeating Field Separator.
CR to TAB
Replace all Hard Returns with TABs.
Repeat to FMP New Line
Replace all Repeating Field Separators with FileMaker Soft Returns.
Repeat to TAB
Replace all Repeating Field Separators with TABs.
Repeat to CR
Replace all Repeating Field Separators with Hard Returns.
FMP New Line to Repeat
Replace all FileMaker Soft Returns with Repeating Field Separators.
FMP New Line to TAB
Replace all FileMaker Soft Returns with TABs.
FMP New Line to CR
Replace all FileMaker Soft Returns with Hard Returns.
TAB to FMP New Line
Replace all TAB charaters with FileMaker Soft Returns.
TAB to FMP Repeat
Replace all TAB charaters with Repeating Field Separators.
TAB to CR
Replace all TAB charaters with Hard Returns.