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Sending HTTP request without opening browser

Question asked by Dangerman on Dec 18, 2015
Latest reply on Dec 19, 2015 by Dangerman

Hi, hope you don't mind asking a stupid question?

 

We have been very happily sending SMS messages using our Filemaker

database for many years now. We send commands built from the relevant

fields, using the syntax:

 

http://www.bulksms.co.uk:5567/eapi/submission/send_sms/1/current?username=

xxx&password=xxx&nodup=1&cost_route=2&message="ourmessage"&msisdn=&number

 

It sends the first message, steps on to the next selected individual,

sends their message, etc until all the messages have been sent.

 

It works fine, but the only thing which causes a problem is that it sends

through the browser on the computer we are working on, and keeps opening

tabs (which can sometimes hang if we are messaging hundreds of people). It

was set up a long time ago, and we were using a very old version of

Filemaker, and so I just left it well alone!! However, we have just

upgraded to the latest version of Filemaker, and I was wondering if there

is now a better way to do it? I am not an expert by any means and don't

really want to start doing major rewrites, but if there is a way of

sending an http command out which bypasses the local browser then that

would make our lives much easier!

 

Many thanks in advance

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