I don't believe this is possible .. however ...
I, too, would like to have this capability built into Filemaker Go .. in fact, it would be
great to be able to access any CalDAV calendar / note / "To Do" account (iCloud or
other). In Filemaker Pro, I did purchase the iCal plug-in from Productive Computing and
have been succesful in integrating that with Filemaker. However, it doesn't work with
We use our iPads to enter orders in for future rental / delivery and being able to automatically
add, modify and delete such entries would be very powerful in the field.
I could almost work around the limitation by having a "Perform Remote Script" that could invoke
the given script name on the hosting system ... but for now, I'm working around it with a timer.
Simon Abadi and Jeffrey Markham:
Thank you for your posts.
Under Mac OS X, Apple supplies an application programming interface that allows applications to integrate with iCal (Calendar under Mountain Lion). However, this interface does not exist under iOS, so any attempt to integrate with Calendar on iPad/iPhone is not possible. That is why the Productive Computing plug-in will work under Mac OS X, but not under iOS.
Until this changes, use a reminder/alarm script in FileMaker Go.
Hi Jeffrey, thank you very much for your response. I agree, would be great if we can access the iphone/Ipad’s calendar from Filemaker Go. If something comes up I will let you know.
Being an IOS developer, I'm quite certain that Apple has provided the EventKit framework
since iOS 4.
Just to make sure I'm not crazy, checked with my friend .. and iCal on the iPhone and iPad use
EventKit .. so there's no reason why FIlemaker couldn't provide such a scripting interface. And it would
super powerful if you could do so...
You are correct. EventKit will access Calendar under iOS. I was looking at Sync Services on the Mac (used to access iCal), which has been deprecated and does not work under iOS. My apologies.
A bit late but a script can be written that can be performed on Go or Pro that would access a hosted file under Pro or Server and ask it to check for the timer values in question.
Perform Script (on hosted file, Check alarm)
get script result(from the host sent using exit script)
Exit Script(with the values you want)
Exit Script(xxxx) works like a reverse perform script with parameters