3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 12, 2015 5:58 AM by Benjamin Fehr

    Install Plugin File collides with older version of Filemaker

    NicolausBusch

      Summary

      Install Plugin File collides with older version of Filemaker

      Product

      FileMaker Pro

      Version

      14 Advanced 32bit Windows

      Operating system version

      Windows 7 Ultimate sp1

      Description of the issue

      Filemaker 14 Advanced loads Plugins as well from
      c:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\FileMaker\FileMaker Pro Advanced\14.0\Extensions\
      as from
      c:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\FileMaker\Extensions\.
      If a plugin that resides in the directory ...Filemaker\Extensions is updated using "Install Plugin File", the new plugin will be written to ...\14.0\Extensions\, while the old one will be moved to ...\FileMaker\Extensions\Save.
      The effect of this is that on a machine with eg. Filemaker 11 and 14 installed, the plugin will not be available for FM11 anymore.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      Have a windows machine with FileMaker 11 and 14 installed.
      Install a plugin, e.g. Troi Dialog Plugin 5.5.8, for use with Filemaker 11 in c:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\FileMaker\Extensions\.
      Start Filemaker 14 and install the updated plugin using the "Install plugin file". A file to do this can be downloaded from http://troi.nl/downloads/troidialog61.zip

      Expected result

      Filemaker 14 uses Troi Dialog Plugin v 6.1, Filemaker 11 uses Troi Dialog Plugin 5.5.8.
      Less perfect but acceptable result: both versions of Filemaker use 6.1

      Actual result

      FileMaker 14 uses Troi Dialog 6.1
      FileMaker 11 hoesn't see the plugin anymore

      Workaround

      After installing the new plugin move it manually to ...\Filemaker\Extensions

      In theory one could use c:\Program Files (x86)\FileMaker\FileMaker Pro 11 Advanced\Extensions\ to store the plugins needed for 11, but this of course causes more new problems then it solves.