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Net::FileMaker - Interact with FileMaker services


    use Net::FileMaker;
    my $fms  = Net::FileMaker->new(host => $host, type => 'xml');

Net::FileMaker provides an interface to FileMaker's various HTTP-based interfaces, at present only the XML API is supported, but further support to include XSLT and other means is planned.


new(host => $host, type => 'xml')

Creates a new object. Host names must be valid URI. The type key specifies the type of database access - XML, XSLT etc. At present only xml is valid. If this is unspecified, XML is the default.


As all of the current structure is confied to the XML base, see Net::FileMaker::XML.


Squeeks, <squeek at>


Michele Ongaro, <<ongaro.michele at>> Simon Cozens, <simon at> Marcel Grünauer, <marcel at>


This distribution is now in maintainence mode as I (Squeeks) no longer have access to a FileMaker Server to test functionality. If you are able to either provide access to one or run the tests against one and provide feedback, please get in touch so better support can be provided to this.

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-net::filemaker at, or through the web interface at I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes. Please ensure to include the version of FileMaker Server in your report.


You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc Net::FileMaker

You can also look for information at:


Everyone is welcome to help towards the project with bugfixes, feature requests or contributions. You'll find the git repository for this project is located at


Copyright 2010 Squeeks.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either: the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; or the Artistic License.

See for more information.