Feeds FileMaker imports data from FileMaker into Drupal. The module connects to the FileMaker PHP API to retrieve a set of records. The records can be filtered by multiple criteria (e.g. surname = Smith, city = Dundee).

The module consists of 2 feeds plugins - FileMaker Fetcher and FileMaker Parser. It is intended to be used with the Node Processor in order to pull FileMaker data into Drupal nodes.

As far as I can tell there are no other modules that implement this functionality. There is the FileMaker module, however it goes in the opposite direction - from Drupal to FileMaker.

Project page: https://drupal.org/sandbox/littledynamo/2083771

Git repository: git clone --branch 7.x-1.x http://git.drupal.org/sandbox/littledynamo/2083771.git feeds_filemaker

Reviews of Other Projects


PA robot’s picture

Status: Needs review » Needs work

There are some errors reported by automated review tools, did you already check them? See http://pareview.sh/pareview/httpgitdrupalorgsandboxlittledynamo2083771git

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littledynamo’s picture

Status: Needs work » Needs review

Fixed up issues from pareview.sh

littledynamo’s picture

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Missed a word

AjitS’s picture

Status: Needs review » Needs work


This is my first review. So, please correct if I make any mistake. Just some things I've noticed:

  • The link to clone the GIT repo in the issue summary isn't correct. The current link is supposed to be used by you (module maintainer). The link should be git clone http://git.drupal.org/sandbox/littledynamo/2083771.git feeds_filemaker
  • There is still a master branch in you repo, which is also the default branch. Default cloning of the project brings the master branch, which has older code. You can delete the branch by:
    git checkout 7.x-1.x
    git branch -D master
    git push origin :master
  • There are still some issues reported by pareview.sh : http://pareview.sh/pareview/httpgitdrupalorgsandboxlittledynamo2083771git

One more thing, on line 10 of feeds_filemaker.install I see a call to ctools_get_plugins_reset(). Doesn't this mean that the module should be dependent on CTools?

AjitS’s picture

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Added reviews of other projects section

littledynamo’s picture

Status: Needs work » Needs review

Hi AJit,

Thanks for reviewing my module:

- Git clone link fixed
- Fixed up the README.txt file issues form pareview.sh
- Deleted master branch

The module is dependent on Feeds, which is dependent on CTools, so I don't need to directly add the CTools dependency.

bluesomewhere’s picture

Status: Needs review » Needs work

Hi littledynamo,

Like Ajits, this is my first review, and unfortunately I do not have a FileMaker server with which to thoroughly test this, so someone may need to come along to do just that.

I did not find any issues in documentation or code syntax and style. This also appears conceptually solid based on my understanding gleaned from recent work with Feeds XPath Parser. I only see one thing that ought to be fixed (and it's not in the module), and have one suggestion that perhaps more style than anything else:

  • Your Git clone link is broken; replace :sandbox/ with /sandbox/
  • Module naming convention for Feeds modules appears to be Feeds: Source (see Feeds: Youtube, Feeds: Flickr, Feeds: Slideshare, etc)

Hopefully someone can come and test this code soon! Mundane details aside, it seems ready to rock and I know folks who would have loved to have this yesterday :) Thanks for your efforts.

bluesomewhere’s picture

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Fixed git clone command

littledynamo’s picture

Hi bluesomewhere,

Thanks for the review!

I've updated the git clone link, thanks for pointing that out. The naming convention for Feeds plugins had not registered with me, but I think it looks better so I've updated that too.

It's nice to hear that this module seems useful, I was actually quite surprised that there wasn't already a Drupal module for pulling data from FileMaker.

I'll see if a colleague can vouch for the functionality, so that we can get this RTBC.

littledynamo’s picture

Title: [D7] Feeds FileMaker » [D7] Feeds: FileMaker
littledynamo’s picture

Status: Needs work » Needs review
softescu’s picture

Status: Needs review » Needs work

Automated code checks return clean.

Manual review (unable to test with FileMaker):
- README.txt:3 first letter typo
- Description "Fetch and parse data from Filemaker it's PHP API" seems incorrect gramatically

Please fix these two small issues, module code and usability seems to be clean and ready for promotion.

klausi’s picture

Status: Needs work » Needs review

Two minor spelling errors are surely not application blockers, any other major flaws you found?

softescu’s picture

Status: Needs review » Reviewed & tested by the community
softescu’s picture

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Edited git clone url

klausi’s picture

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Status: Reviewed & tested by the community » Fixed

Sorry for the delay, but you have not listed any reviews of other project applications in your issue summary as strongly recommended in the application documentation.

manual review:

  1. "'#title' => 'Please map the Drupal fields to their respective FileMaker fields.',": all user facing text must run through t() for translation.
  2. "array('!error_message' => $fm_layout->message)": are you sure that the returned message has already been sanitized? Shouldn't you rather use the "@" placeholder to apply check_plain() automatically?
  3. Also elsewhere. You should always use "@" per default, only use "!" to avoid double escaping or where you are sure that the variable is not third party provided text.

But that are not blockers, so ...

Thanks for your contribution, littledynamo!

I updated your account so you can promote this to a full project and also create new projects as either a sandbox or a "full" project.

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Thanks, also, for your patience with the review process. Anyone is welcome to participate in the review process. Please consider reviewing other projects that are pending review. I encourage you to learn more about that process and join the group of reviewers.

Thanks to the dedicated reviewer(s) as well.

littledynamo’s picture

Awesome! I'll look into getting the non-blocking issues fixed.
Thanks so much.

Status: Fixed » Closed (fixed)

Automatically closed - issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.