Build more powerful and flexible apps faster
FileMaker Pro Advanced includes all of the features of FileMaker Pro plus a set of advanced development and customization tools. Get features to design and develop custom apps faster and easier. Plus, get robust analysis capabilities, powerful diagnostic tools, and much more. If you want to build more powerful and flexible apps for your business, then FileMaker Pro Advanced is for you.
New! Enhanced Data Viewer
- Increase your productivity with auto-complete for function names in the Data Viewer. Plus, automatically evaluate results for functions and resize the Edit Expression window to easily view all results.
New! OAuth 2.0 support for accounts
Use your existing Amazon, Google, or Microsoft Azure account credentials to log in to your FileMaker-based custom apps.
Get started quickly
Choose from a variety of predesigned Starter Solutions to manage contacts, inventory, projects, and more.
Import existing data
Bring your existing data into FileMaker Pro, including .CSV, Tab, XML, ODBC, and Microsoft Excel files.
Customize with ease
Use flexible design tools to make your layouts look and work just the way you want -- without extensive development experience or IT skills.
Built-in reporting tools
Easy-to-use reporting and charting tools make it easy to make summary reports, colorful charts, and executive dashboards with a few clicks.
Share with your team
Create custom apps that work together seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the web. Learn more about sharing information with your team.
Integrate with other programs
Exchange and interact with data from other applications. Plus, create live, 2-way connections with Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle and MySQL data sources.
- Instantly pinpoint problem areas in scripts and Script Triggers directly in the Script Workspace. Turn off Script Triggers when debugging to fine tune the troubleshooting process.
Monitor fields, variables, and calculations while troubleshooting.
Multiple Table Import
Build or modify apps faster by importing multiple tables at once.
Enable Database Encryption
Enable AES 256-bit encryption with FileMaker Pro Advanced to protect data on a FileMaker client or on FileMaker Server.
Create, change, or delete specific menu items or entire menu sets.
Build your own functions and copy, paste, or import them into any FileMaker file.
Database Design Report
Run comprehensive reports on all elements of your database schema.
Build applications where all menus are hidden.
External Function Plug-in API
- Build more robust calculations and extend app capabilities.
Custom apps created using FileMaker Pro 12 and later can be opened and used with FileMaker Pro 16 and FileMaker Pro 16 Advanced.
FileMaker Pro 16 and FileMaker Pro 16 Advanced can connect to the following hosts:
- FileMaker Server 16, 15, and 14
- FileMaker Pro 16, 15, and 14
- FileMaker Pro 16, 15, and 14 Advanced
- FileMaker Cloud 1.15.1 minimum
The latest updates must be applied to the above software before hosting FileMaker Pro 16 apps.
Note that OS X Yosemite 10.10 is no longer supported. Be sure to update your operating system before upgrading to FileMaker Pro 16.
Windows 10 Pro Edition
Windows 10 Enterprise Edition
Windows 8.1 Standard Edition
Windows 8.1 Pro Edition
Windows 7 SP1 Professional Edition
Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate Edition
macOS Sierra 10.12
OS X El Capitan v10.11
*Version stated is the minimum requirement. FileMaker Pro may also work with later operating systems certified by FileMaker, Inc. Operating systems not listed in the table above have not been tested and are not supported.
Minimum Hardware Requirements
Remote Desktop Services and Citrix XenApp
- CPU: 1 GHz or faster x86- or x64-bit processor
- RAM: 1 GB (2GB Recommended)
- RAM: 2 GB (4GB Recommended)
Windows Remote Desktop Services and Citrix XenApp 7.5 supported on:
- Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
- Windows Server 2012 R2
Remote Desktop Services clients supported on:
- Windows: Remote Desktop Services Client
- OS X: Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0
Citrix ICA client minimum requirements*:
- Windows: Receiver for Windows 4.1.2
- OS X: Receiver for Mac 11.8.2
*At this time, only the above clients are supported by FileMaker, Inc. Other clients may work as expected but they have not been tested for use with FileMaker Pro and are not currently supported.
Peer-to-peer sharing is limited to 5 simultaneous client connections in addition to the host; each client requires a licensed copy of the software. Use FileMaker Server 16 for increased security options and sharing capability.
For Windows, FileMaker Pro and runtime solutions require Microsoft .NET framework version 4.6 or later.
ODBC and JDBC Client Drivers
about installing drivers to enable ODBC and JDBC clients to access FileMaker Pro data.
Supported email applications
FileMaker Pro can Send Mail via an email client application. To do so, you must have a supported email application installed and configured properly on your computer. See a list of supported email applications