4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 8, 2011 1:20 PM by philmodjunk

    RSS feed field in Go

    MaxwellSegal

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      RSS feed field in Go

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      Can someone please explain to me how, or if, you can add an RSS feed in a Filemaker Go field. I've tried but with no luck with the message "The URL cannot be shown" This is probably because the URL includes "feed" and not "http" but with "http" I get an error message with "Frame error". Can Filemaker Go accept URLs? The "feed' URL I'm trying is "feed://www.google.co.uk/finance/company_news?q=LON:IAE&output=rss"

        • 1. Re: RSS feed field in Go
          TSGal

          Maxwell Segal:

          Thank you for your post.

          I have a Text field with "feed://www.google.co.uk/finance/company_news?q=LON:IAE&output=rss" entered.  I create a button that executes the script step Open URL, and specify the field.  When I click this button in FileMaker Pro, Safari launches and displays the RSS feed.  I then host the file and access it using FileMaker Go.  When I tap the button, Safari also loads and displays the RSS feed.

          Let me know what I'm doing differently than you.

          TSGal
          FileMaker, Inc.

          • 2. Re: RSS feed field in Go
            MaxwellSegal

            Thanks for this. The first difference is that I do not have FileMaker Pro. I create a URL field in Go and place in it the URL of "feed://..........". Should I be doing something different to this and using an "http://" but when I do that I get a frame error? Can I create things like the button you refer to in Go?

            Maxwell

            • 3. Re: RSS feed field in Go
              TSGal

              Maxwell Segal:

              FileMaker Go will not allow you to create buttons or scripts.  That can only be accomplished in FileMaker Pro.

              You can always download a 30-day trial version of FileMaker Pro, make the changes to the file using the trial, and then move the file back to FileMaker Go.

              For differences between FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Go, please read Knowledge Base Article #7733 at:

              http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/7733

              TSGal
              FileMaker, Inc.

              • 4. Re: RSS feed field in Go
                philmodjunk

                Without FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Pro Advanced, your copy of Go is limited only to files created by others who used FileMaker Pro to do so...