5 Replies Latest reply on May 9, 2017 8:23 AM by Draco





      The use of the REST API, ... will it have an associated cost ( Like WD ) ? Or will be part of a feature of FMS16 for free use. ?


      Answer:  Will be paid.


      I understand the bites, but everything has a limit. Apparently the day will come when we will have to pay for the amount of records that have our databases, ... I hope I did not give you an idea




        • 1. Re: API REST FMS16



          Thank you for your post!


          Current information on this can be found in FileMaker Data API.


          I hope this helps!



          FileMaker, Inc.

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          • 2. Re: API REST FMS16 ( COST )

            You might also see FileMaker Data API trial



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            • 3. Re: API REST FMS16

              jajajajajajaja !! ... I can not believe it. ... this is not going well !!

              Must be the unique BD that charges for this feature ( Monthly or annually ).



              • 4. Re: API REST FMS16 ( COST )

                In short: They don't know yet.


                The idea is to let people give it a try and hear feedback. I believe it should be free but there are concerns about using this technology to get over FileMaker licensing, so time will tell.


                Probably people will do some tests but I don't see developer heavily investing in this technology until there is some certainty about licensing. Looks nice, can be used from FileMaker Pro through "Insert From URL..." script step and in some cases it would help you to create a "free" client (if such thing exists), but to do so it would require a complete redesign of your solution, which would cost much more than FileMaker regular licensing, in my humble opinion.


                P.S.: I'll speak about integration this Devcon, hope you can attend this year .


                Best regards



                • 5. Re: API REST FMS16 ( COST )

                  Hola Ibrahim, yo entiendo lo contrario,

                  ...lo tienen muy claro (ver negritas)

                  ...they are very clear (see bold)


                  FileMaker Data API

                  Answer ID: 16464


                  FileMaker Server


                  The FileMaker® Data API is an application programming interface (API) that allows web services to access data in hosted solutions. Because this API conforms to Representational State Transfer (REST) architecture, the FileMaker Data API is a REST API. For further information refer to the FileMaker Data API Guide.


                  The current version for FileMaker Server 16 is offered as trial software that expires on September 27, 2018. Once the trial expires, the feature will cease to operate. This feature was designated as a trial to gather more customer feedback and help improve the Data API.


                  Moving forward, we expect to have a licensing model for the FileMaker Data API. Our plan is to have this licensing model in place before the trial expires*. In order to continue using the FileMaker Data API, customers will need to upgrade to the latest version of the FileMaker Platform before the trial expires.



                  Furthermore, this worries,


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