dial a phone number directly from FileMaker?
Used to be possible back when dial up modems were common but not anymore unless you are using FMGO on an iPhone...
If you can use a URL, to call the person via your web browser, then you can use the Open URL script step to call them up--you'll need to set up an expression with that script step that computes the correct URL text in order to call them.
Okay thought there was an easy function that I could select..I have tried linking it via url but wanted to see if there was an easier method.
Is it simple to create the script function or is it just about selecting the correct URL in order to call.. I want to get eliminate as many steps as possible
The user should just need to click a button to place the call--provided that you set up the script step so that it uses a valid URL.
I recently heard of someone using a plugin of some sort to be able to call using a bluetooth phone directly from within filemaker.
I don't know exactly which one it was, but a quick search returned this one:
I don't know if it's the same one or not, but some googling might return some possibilities.
The BEST plug-in for dialing directly from Filemaker is hands down DIALECTIC...it's cheap, easy to set up and will save you TONS of time dialing numbers if you spend all day on the phone...