Updating a plugin doesn't update the preferences

Discussion created by nickorr on Jun 26, 2017
Latest reply on Jul 21, 2017 by TSGal

Product and version FileMaker Pro Advanced 16.0.0

OS and version  Mac OS 10.12.5

Hardware Recent iMac



Preferences > Plug-Ins doesn't update when a plugin is updated ( not installed ) via the Install Plugin script step.


How to replicate


Install a version of the BaseElements plugin, such as 3.2 manually ( quit the app, and then copy to the correct folder etc ).  Check that the preferences and Get ( InstalledFMPlugins ) function returns the correct plugin versions.  Run the Install Plugin script step with a newer version of the plugin ( such as 3.3.4 or 4.0b2 ) and check that it installed via any error code and that the Get ( InstalledFMPlugins ) shows the new version.


Open the prefs, and it still shows the previous version.





None that I'm aware of.  I'm also not aware if the code in the plugin has to do anything to force an update on load, as far as I'm aware this is outside of the plugin API and something that FileMaker itself manages.