1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 18, 2013 1:02 PM by DerekCosta

    Using XMPP URI within Filemaker



      Using XMPP URI within Filemaker



           My database is nearing completion, and I have hit one final hole in the road:  I cannot get the xmpp URI to work properly.  

           Example:  in Mail, a website, or any other application, i can create a link "xmpp:person@im.company.com" that opens a new Jabber message in the default IM application.  

           In Filemaker, I tried Open URL [No dialog; "xmpp:" & ActiveCases::JabberAddress"  - this doesn't work, it only launches my default browser and the anti-phishing warning appears.  

           I also tried Send Event ["Messages.app"; "misc"; "disc"; "xmpp:" & ActiveCases::JabberAddress"   - this opens the messages app, but does not create a new message.  

           I also tried the above, but changed the type to URI with no luck.

           I thought about using AppleScript, but I do not know how to use that to tell Messages to open a new application to an address based on the contents of a field in the database.  


           Any thoughts?    Thanks!

        • 1. Re: Using XMPP URI within Filemaker

               OK, so I found a work around.  The trick was to set up a web viewer set to about:blank, and then use scripting to set the URI to xmpp:addresshere, and then reset the web viewer as the next step in the script.  

               I'll roll with this unless there is a better way you know of!