Filemaker integration

Hello community, I have a project in hands that requires integration with filemaker database.
I would like to know if it would be possible to use concrete5 as tool to import records from a filemaker db in order to publish the info in the front end.
So this db hols info about a business directory and I want to import to c5 db or use external server/db sincronize both.
His this possible?

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buildingsomethingonline replied on at Permalink Reply
Hi Paulo,
No one has responded to this thread so I figured I'll throw in my 2 cents. What is your experience level with PHP? If I remember correctly filemaker has a php api. You could create a Concrete5 block which could pull from filemaker and display whatever data you need on your site. I am not going to say this would be the easiest/quickest project in the world but it is definitely doable. I also believe you can "hook" filemaker into a mysql database, at that point you could integrate it with c5 more natively. That could end up being more work than it is worth and you would still need to write the c5 display (package) though.

Hope this helps some, seems like an interesting project.

All the best,
PauloCarvalhoDesign replied on at Permalink Reply
Thank you for your reply, I am very confortable with php and I have done tons of add-ons and themes and so on.
Never done this however, will take a good look at the api and report my findings as soon as I finish my current project that will soon hit the mp.
Thanks for the quick reply.
PPPills replied on at Permalink Reply
HI Paulo and Chris,
I just want to say, that it's very exciting that someone is thinking about integrating Filemaker with C5. Our company has used Filemaker for years and we would be greatly interested to see how this works out for you. Any info you happen to post back would be greatly appreciated.
PauloCarvalhoDesign replied on at Permalink Reply
I have found the api an soon will begin the process, will keep this post updated.
I am close to finish a concrete5 project that alows you to publish a magazine online with web side of the magazine like news and other stuff and the magazine itself for paid users presented in an htlm5/css3 responsive manner.
Once done that ill pick up this and get on with it.
SteveSavery replied on at Permalink Reply
I'm new to this site but found your post via an RSS feed. I've been developing FileMaker solutions for over 18 years. In recent years I've been linking existing solutions with new and existing business web sites (both customer and internal uses) using the FileMaker PHP API. If I can be of assistance, please get in touch here or in person.

It can be a bit of a rabbit hole, so my advice is to stay focussed on your main goal and try to not build more functionality than required initially. You can always return another day to enhance features and access.


PauloCarvalhoDesign replied on at Permalink Reply
Hi, thank you, will be starting this at the beginning of the year, will post this forum with my progress.
PauloCarvalhoDesign replied on at Permalink Reply
Hi again,
As promised I am back to this post to update progress about filemaker integration.
In the next few weeks I will be interacting more but for now here his a short overview of what I will be doing.
Interaction with c5 as frontend to show/filter/search records on online filemaker server db.
This should be done as a block for frontend and singlepage to define api permitions in the back.
Help would be welcome!
Mireck78 replied on at Permalink Reply
Hi Paulo,

I'm working on a similar client project (Real Estate). Our Client wants to use FileMaker as his primary business tool and Concrete5 to publish Filemaker data on his website. We are at the very beginning right know. Next step will be to figure out how we can bring both worlds together. I like to share and discuss this topic soon.
PauloCarvalhoDesign replied on at Permalink Reply
Hi things have changed at my end as I have now in hands my own cms that replicates concrete5 behaviour.
As it stands filemaker integration his much straigth forward for me via something like:

However if you can inspect this you might be able to integrate it, but at this moment I am fading away from c5 and use my own solution.
EGFStech replied on at Permalink Reply
I am interested in finding a way to integrate FileMaker with Concrete5 as well. I would like to allow remote staff to be able to display and update menu prices. Has anyone come up with any working solution integrating FileMaker and Concrete5?