fmEcommerce Link (Shopify Edition) v2 Trial Version

You can download a 14 day trial version of fmEcommerce Link (Shopify Edition) v2 here:

Some notes about the trial version: 
  • it's limited for 14 days
  • the file is locked and will stop working after 14 days
  • you will not be able to import data from the trial version into the version that you purchase
  • the Webhooks files are not included with the trial version
  • you'll need to setup the API Keys for authentication (see below for details)

The download is a .zip file – please make sure you unzip/extract the .zip file first before opening the fmEcommerce Link (Shopify Edition) file. On Windows this can be done by right clicking the .zip file and select "Extract All". On the Macintosh you can simply double click the .zip file to unzip the file (if it was not unzipped automatically after it was downloaded).

Getting Started with the Trial Version

Setting up your Shopify site to allow access from the fmEcommerce Link (Shopify Edition) file only takes a few minutes – you need to complete the following steps:

  1. generate the credentials for a private Shopify application integration in the Shopify store admin
  2. copy/paste the keys into the fmEcommerce Link (Shopify Edition) Setup screen

You can follow the instructions on the Shopify site for generating the private application API keys – this should only take a few minutes. We also have a short video demonstrating the setup of the Shopify API keys (see bottom of page).

Once you’ve created your API keys you open the fmEcommerce Link (Shopify Edition) file and click the SETUP navigation button at the top of the screen which takes you to the Shopify Preferences screen where you can enter the URL to your Shopify store and also the keys that you have generated

Website: enter the URL to your Shopify store. This should be the full URL starting with https (e.g. https://acme.myshopify.com)

API Key: enter the API Key you generated when creating the Shopify private application

API Password: enter the API Password you generated when creating the Shopify private application

You are now ready to test that you can authenticate and communicate with the Shopify API running on your store. A quick way to test this is to download some configuration data from your Shopify store. Click on the Get Shopify Settings button. If it is successful it will download all your Store settings from Shopify into the fmEcommerce Link (Shopify Edition) file:

If there was an error downloading data or communicating with the Shopify API you will get an error message with some details and you can then consult the Last API Call Result field for further details.

Once you are able to download data successfully from Shopify you can download the remaining setup data, including:

  • Products
  • Price Rules
  • Customers
  • Orders
  • Locations
  • Inventory Levels
  • Shipping Countries
  • Collections (Custom and Smart)
  • Customer Saved Searches

Once you have been able to successfully download Products etc you could then try creating a Customer in the fmEcommerce Link (Shopify Edition) solution file and pushing that to the Shopify API. If successful you can then login to your Shopify website and confirm all the FileMaker data has come across correctly.

You can also watch this short video below that demonstrates how to setup the Shopify API Keys:

If you have any questions or need assistance getting started with the trial version please contact us for further assistance.

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