Is FileMaker Go supported?

FileMaker Pro does not have the required functions to integrate with OAuth 1.0a Xero Apps, so a FileMaker plug-in is required. With the introduction of OAuth 2.0 we have also released v2 of fmAccounting Link (Xero Edition) which does not require a plug-in and will require FileMaker Pro v16 or later.

With fmAccounting Link (Xero Edition) v1 you cannot natively use FileMaker Go to communicate with the Xero API as FileMaker plug-ins aren’t supported under FileMaker Go, however there is a solution. If the fmAccounting Link file (or your FileMaker database that you integrate it with) is hosted by FileMaker Server you can use the server side features of FileMaker Server to communicate with the Xero API (server side scheduled scripts or Perform Script on Server) as FileMaker Server can use plugins.

We have examples of this in the fmAccounting Link (Xero Edition) file – for example you could use a FileMaker Go client to:

  • enter a Contact and push that Contact to Xero
  • enter a new Invoice and push that Invoice to Xero

all by using Perform Script on Server or a server side script schedule.

The fmAccounting Link (Xero Edition) doesn’t include any FileMaker Go specific layouts, but the Contacts Form and Invoices Form layouts do include examples of buttons that can be used to push a Contact and an Invoice from a FileMaker Go client.

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