Using the FileMaker WebViewer Bridge

We continue our study of FileMaker & JavaScript.

The web viewer object gives us a lot of possibilities to bring interactive, modern interfaces into FileMaker. We can build for our clients an interactive chart or a full-featured list.

The web viewer object is powerful, but there’s some limitations and some quirks. We’ve written about this before.

Enter the FileMaker WebViewer Bridge: a free JS library that solves a lot of the main interface issues.

In the FileMakerDevCon 2019 training session, we spent quite a few hours working with the FileMaker WebViewer Bridge. We spent some time first learning all about it, and that’s what we’ll do here. Take a look at this page to review how the FM WebViewer Bridge works.

Let’s begin.