MBS FileMaker Plugin Example Databases

Merge PDFs to File

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Merge PDFs to File.fmp12

Overview
Tables1
Relationships0
Layouts1
Scripts2
Value Lists0
Custom Functions0
Custom Menus33
File Options
Default custom menu set[Standard FileMaker Menus]
When opening file
Minimum allowed version12.0
Login usingAccount Name; Account= Admin
Allow user to save passwordOff
Require iOS passcodeOff
Switch to layoutOff
Hide all toolbarsOff
Script triggers
OnFirstWindowOpenOff
OnLastWindowCloseOff
OnWindowOpenOff
OnWindowCloseOff
OnFileAVPlayerChangeOff
Thumbnail Settings
Generate ThumbnailsOn; Temporary

 

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Table Name
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Occurrences in Relationship Graph
Merge PDFs
3 fields defined, 2 records
Merge PDFs

Fields

Table Name: Merge PDFs - 3 Fields
Field NameTypeOptionsCommentsOn LayoutsIn RelationshipsIn ScriptsIn Value Lists
DynaPDF LicenseKeyNormal, TextAuto-Enter:
  • Allow editing
Validation:
  • Only during data entry
Storage:
  • Global
  • Repetitions: 1
  • Index Language: German
        MergeStatusNormal, TextAuto-Enter:
        • Allow editing
        Validation:
        • Only during data entry
        Storage:
        • Global
        • Repetitions: 1
        • Index Language: German
            InputPDFNormal, BinaryAuto-Enter:
            • Allow editing
            Validation:
            • Only during data entry
            Storage:
            • Repetitions: 1

                Layout Objects: Merge PDFs

                Regular Fields

                Field Name: Merge PDFs::DynaPDF LicenseKey
                Field PropertiesCoordinatesField FormatField BehaviorQuick Find
                • Top: 6 pt
                • Left: 132 pt
                • Bottom: 20 pt
                • Right: 385 pt
                • Anchoring: Left, Top
                Field Format:
                • Edit Box
                Field Behavior:
                • Allow field to be entered: In Find mode, In Browse mode
                • Touch keyboard type: System Default
                • Go to next field using: Tab key
                No

                Field Name: Merge PDFs::MergeStatus
                Field PropertiesCoordinatesField FormatField BehaviorQuick Find
                • Top: 24 pt
                • Left: 132 pt
                • Bottom: 89 pt
                • Right: 385 pt
                • Anchoring: Left, Top
                Field Format:
                • Edit Box
                Field Behavior:
                • Allow field to be entered: In Find mode, In Browse mode
                • Touch keyboard type: System Default
                • Go to next field using: Tab key
                No

                Field Name: Merge PDFs::InputPDF
                Field PropertiesCoordinatesField FormatField BehaviorQuick Find
                • Top: 102 pt
                • Left: 132 pt
                • Bottom: 359 pt
                • Right: 385 pt
                • Anchoring: Left, Top
                Field Format:
                • Edit Box
                Field Behavior:
                • Allow field to be entered: In Find mode, In Browse mode
                • Touch keyboard type: System Default
                • Go to next field using: Tab key
                No

                Group Buttons

                Button PropertiesCoordinatesScript/Script Step
                  Type:
                • Text: Import file...
                  Additional Properties:
                • Change to hand cursor over button
                • Rectangular
                • Top: 102 pt
                • Left: 396 pt
                • Bottom: 127 pt
                • Right: 529 pt
                • Anchoring: Left, Top
                Insert File [ Merge PDFs::InputPDF ]

                Fields:


                Button PropertiesCoordinatesScript/Script Step
                  Type:
                • Text: Merge
                  Additional Properties:
                • Change to hand cursor over button
                • Rectangular
                • Top: 30 pt
                • Left: 390 pt
                • Bottom: 55 pt
                • Right: 523 pt
                • Anchoring: Left, Top
                Perform Script [ “Run” ]

                Scripts:


                Script Hierarchy

                InitDynaPDF
                Run

                Next Script: [Run]
                Script NameInitDynaPDF
                Run script with full access privilegesOff
                Include In MenuYes
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                  Script Definition
                  Script Steps
                  • #Locate DynaPDF library
                  • #you can have libraries in container and export at runtime to folder of your choice.
                  • #Or install library somewhere and pass path.
                  • #If library is in same folder as plugin, you can only pass only file name.
                  • If [ MBS("IsServer") ]
                  • #Put the path you use for your server here:
                  • If [ Get(SystemPlatform) = -2 ]
                  • #Server on Windows
                  • Set Variable [ $path; Value:"C:\Programs\FileMaker Server\dynapdf64.dll" ]
                  • Else If [ MBS("IsLinux") ]
                  • #Server on Linux for FileMaker Cloud
                  • Set Variable [ $path; Value:"/opt/FileMaker/FileMaker Server/dynapdf.linux.so" ]
                  • Else
                  • #Server on Mac
                  • Set Variable [ $path; Value: "/Library/FileMaker Server/dynapdf.dylib" ]
                  • End If
                  • Else
                  • #For desktop and our examples we look in same folder as database:
                  • Set Variable [ $databasePath; Value:Get(FilePath) ]
                  • Set Variable [ $databasePath; Value:MBS("Path.FilemakerPathToNativePath"; $databasePath) ]
                  • Set Variable [ $databasePath; Value:Substitute ( $databasePath ; ".fp7" ; ".fmp12") ]
                  • Set Variable [ $databaseName; Value:Get(FileName) & ".fmp12" ]
                  • If [ Get(SystemPlatform) = -2 ]
                  • Set Variable [ $path; Value:Substitute ( $databasePath ; $databaseName ; "dynapdf.dll" ) ]
                  • #plugin will look for dynapdf.dll and if not found also for dynapdf64.dll (64-bit) and dynapdf32.dll (32-bit).
                  • Else
                  • Set Variable [ $path; Value:Substitute ( $databasePath ; $databaseName ; "dynapdf.dylib" ) ]
                  • #Mac dylib is usually 32 and 64 bit together.
                  • End If
                  • End If
                  • #You can test for free.
                  • #If you like to get a dynapdf license, please follow links on our pricing page:
                  • #https://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/filemaker/pricing.shtml
                  • Set Variable [ $LicenseKey; Value:"" // put your key here or leave empty for demo. ]
                  • Set Variable [ $r; Value:MBS( "DynaPDF.Initialize"; $path; $LicenseKey) ]
                  • If [ $r ≠ "OK" ]
                  • Show Custom Dialog [ Title: "Error"; Message: $r; Default Button: “OK”, Commit: “No”; Button 2: “Cancel”, Commit: “No” ]
                  • Halt Script
                  • End If
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                                Previous Script: [InitDynaPDF]
                                Script NameRun
                                Run script with full access privilegesOff
                                Include In MenuYes
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                                  Script Definition
                                  Script Steps
                                  • #Initialize DynaPDF if needed
                                  • If [ MBS("DynaPDF.IsInitialized") ≠ 1 ]
                                  • Perform Script [ “InitDynaPDF” ]
                                  • End If
                                  • #Clear current PDF document
                                  • Set Variable [ $destPath; Value:MBS("Folders.UserDesktop") & "/test.pdf" ]
                                  • Set Variable [ $pdf; Value:MBS("DynaPDF.New") ]
                                  • Set Variable [ $r; Value:MBS("DynaPDF.OpenOutputFile"; $pdf; $destPath) ]
                                  • #Load PDF from container
                                  • Go to Record/Request/Page [ First ]
                                  • Set Variable [ $destPage; Value:1 ]
                                  • Loop
                                  • Set Variable [ $r; Value:MBS("DynaPDF.OpenPDFFromContainer"; $pdf; Merge PDFs::InputPDF) ]
                                  • Set Variable [ $r; Value:MBS("DynaPDF.ImportPDFFile"; $pdf; $destpage) ]
                                  • If [ GetAsNumber($r) >0 ]
                                  • Set Variable [ $destPage; Value:$r+1 ]
                                  • End If
                                  • Set Variable [ $r; Value:MBS("DynaPDF.FlushPages"; $pdf; $destpage) ]
                                  • Go to Record/Request/Page [ Next; Exit after last ]
                                  • End Loop
                                  • Set Field [ Merge PDFs::MergeStatus; MBS("DynaPDF.Save"; $pdf; "Merged.pdf") ]
                                  • Set Variable [ $r; Value:MBS("DynaPDF.Release"; $pdf) ]
                                  • #or sign it on saving
                                  • // Set Field [ Merge PDFs::MergeStatus; MBS("DynaPDF.SaveAndSignFile"; "/Users/cs/Desktop/test_cert.pfx"; "123456"; "Hello"; "World"; "Merged.pdf") ]
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