Dial Phone from WebDirect

Discussion created by DickHoning on Mar 1, 2016
Latest reply on Aug 5, 2016 by schamblee

Hi there,


I’ve been trying to figure out a way to call a phone number from WebDirect on an iPhone.


These are my findings so far:




Open URL "tel://[phone number]"


will return the following error message from your Safari on Mac OS X and iOS;


Could not open window, please disable your browser pop-up blocker and try again.


(mailto: actually returns the same error message)


Would be nice to have support for other URL schemes suchs a tel, skype, facetime, etc.


Dial Phone does not work as documented.

( https://www.filemaker.com/help/14/fmp/en/html/scripts_ref1.35.157.html )




"data:text/html, <a href=\"tel://[phone number]\">" & [phone number] & "</a>"


from a Web Viewer unfortunately also doesn’t work in Safari on iOS. It does however open Skype from Safari on Mac OS X ...




So to make a long story short; I haven’t found a solution yet.


Anybody any ideas ? Or am I fighting windmills here ? ;-)


best regards - Dick Honing


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