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Installs a service provider handler.

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


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


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.

See also

Example Databases

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

ServerSocket.Stop   -   ServiceProvider.Uninstall

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