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FileMaker® 12 Developers Reference: Functions, Scripts, Commands, and Grammars by Scott Love, Dawn Heady, Bob Bowers, Steve Lane

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Chapter 18. FileMaker API for PHP

The FileMaker API for PHP is a set of PHP libraries intended to enable developers to use the popular web development language PHP to access data in a FileMaker database. The API is packaged with FileMaker Server and FileMaker Server Advanced and may also be downloaded independently at http://www.filemaker.com/developers/resources/php/.

If you’re an experienced PHP developer, there are a few things to note about FileMaker’s PHP API:

• The API is based on an object-oriented design. You need some familiarity with object-oriented programming and design methods to make the most sense of it.

• Unlike much PHP code, the FileMaker API is not open source. Although you can inspect some of the PHP code in the library, key ...

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