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FTPit Pro

Transfer files to and from an FTP server


Configure the plug-in

Now the plug-in is installed, you can set the default preferences in the plug-in Configuration Dialog.

*Note*, the default preferences in the Configuration Dialog are only used if you do not set a preference in your scripts using the plug-in's functions. In other words, any preference you set in your scripts using the plug-in functions will be used *instead* of these values.
On Mac OSX, go to the "FileMaker Pro" menu, and then select "Preferences". This will bring up FileMaker Pro's "Preferences" dialog.
Navigating to the Plug-ins tab in the FileMaker Preferences
Next, click on the "Plug-ins" tab, which should give you a dialog as shown. Now, select the plug-in name and click the "Configure" button or double-click the plug-in name which will open the plug-in's Configuration Dialog.
FileMaker Plugins Tab
If the plug-in has not been registered, you will be presented with the Welcome dialog. Here you can request demo key and then continue to the Configuration Dialog. If you just want to access the Configuration Dialog without getting a demo key, click the "No Internet" or "Close" button. If the plug-in is registered, or you have already gotten a demo key, you may not see this dialog.
Welcome Dialog
Now you are in the plug-in Configuration Dialog where you can specify the default settings of the plug-in. As mentioned before, these settings are only used if you do not set them in your database scripts using the plug-in's functions. Note, not all of our plug-ins have settings that need to be configured.
FTPit Pro Configuration Dialog

A commonly used setting in the Configuration Dialog is the “Backward Compatibility” option. This setting is found on the “Advanced” tab.

Backward Compatibility

If you previously used our Classic FTPit plug-in, your scripts probably use the old style functions. The old style functions all begin with the word “External”, so they are easy to spot. In order to make migrating from the old functions to the new functions easier, this setting gives FTPit Pro the ability to use the functions of the Classic FTPit plug-in. Please see this FAQ article for more information.

Advanced Tab