AWS S3 is a cloud storage solution that allows users to store their data online. S3 can save your files privately or give them a public URL. S3 also acts as the primary data source for other AWS services like Textract, Elastic Transcoder, Rekognition and Transcribe.
s3.fm logs into your Claris FileMaker Server through the FM Data API, extracts the file from your container field and uploads it to your private S3 bucket. Your files can be public, temporary, encrypted, and/or private. You can also use s3.fm to give temporary access to external APIs and websites by using presigned URLs.
Uploading your FileMaker container data to AWS S3 has never been easier. Register for an s3.fm API key and construct a two-line upload script with our free s3.fm API Explorer. Paste the request into your FileMaker solution and you're done in a few minutes, not a few days.
…I love it, a very elegant solution to a non-trivial navigation of the Fort Knox of data stores.
George Hughes – go4wd Consulting
While investigating a bug (documented here), I realized that FileMaker containers are a fantastic tool, but are very often overlooked or underutilized. Containers aren’t just for storing documents, video, audio and images; you have to also be able to take those files back out and share them to really put your data to work for you. That’s what s3.fm is about: getting your container data out of FileMaker and into AWS S3 where you can securely share the right data with the right people or API. The real magic is that uploading container data to AWS S3 couldn’t get easier. s3.fm’s not a plugin. It’s a two line, copy-pasted script that FileMaker developers of any skill level can learn in an hour.
FileMaker container files uploaded via s3.fm since August 2021: