The team here at Soliant was hoping that the improved “insert from URL” script step would prove to be able to communicate with Salesforce – Alas, the lack of ability to set headers (despite being able to post) means that this script step is not able to be used for communication with Salesforce.
Another option that was explored was using FileMaker –> AppleScript –> Curl –> FileMaker. While this worked, you can imagine it’s stability. Not great.
However, FileMaker recently announced an improvement to their WebViewer component that now finally allows pure FileMaker communication with Salesforce, Via Oauth (well, all the code lives in FileMaker, anyway). Now we are talking!
For a company already using SalesForce, pulling data from or sending data to SalesForce is a great way to get the customizable power of FileMaker working with the existing CRM.