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24U Software releases fmRESTor for FileMaker Data API

24U Software has announced fmRESTor (, an object-based PHP library developed to interact with databases and custom apps hosted on a FileMaker Server via the new FileMaker Data application programming interface (API) from within PHP code. 

With fmRESTor, PHP developers can create a new object, passing it necessary parameters to connect to the database, and use fmRESTor’s methods to access or modify their data. fmRESTor will take care of authentication, exceptions, logging, sessions and more.

It requires PHP 5.5 or greater, cURL, and a FileMaker database hosted on FileMaker Server 17 or FileMaker cloud 1.17. fmRESTor is available as open source, licensed under the “GNU LGPLv3” License. 24U greatly appreciates contributions, but cannot provide free support for the library. Developers may hire 24U to help them with their projects, either by purchasing developer-level support or by utilizing 24U’s custom development services.

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