FileMaker Pro Advanced is the tool you use to create a custom app. You also use FileMaker Pro Advanced to access your app on a Windows or Mac computer. Start by importing data from a spreadsheet or using a built-in Starter app to manage contacts, inventory, meetings, and more. Or even quickly build a new app from the beginning.
Leverage the new portal enhancements to create common design patterns like master-detail layouts. Eliminate the need to create self-join relationships and additional scripts.
Get started more quickly by choosing one of the 6 new Starter apps. Add more functionality by connecting an Add-on Table to the app. Choose from apps to manage assets, contacts, content, inventory, meetings, and tasks.
My Apps window
Launch any of your custom apps from one convenient window. Easily navigate to the Recent tab to find recently opened files, and the Create tab to find the new Starter apps.
Group object selection
Redesigned Layout mode
The Inspector, Fields tab, and Objects tab are more discoverable through convenient panes inside the document window. Hide or show panes individually.
When adding a new table, fields are automatically created that display record creation information. Fields include primary key, creation date, modification date, and who the field was created or modified by. Default fields can be customized as needed or preconfigured beforehand.
Create more reusable code with enhanced script steps. Add a variable in an input field to populate and retrieve text with support for variables in the Show Custom Dialog. And use the new Specified option to select a script from a list or specify the script name by a calculation.
Multiple email attachment support
Attach multiple files to an email message to have more flexibility in communicating with your customers or team.
Save time by reusing custom menus in other apps you create. Just copy menu sets, menus, and menu items and then paste them into another file.
Protect your custom apps against brute force and dictionary attacks by temporarily locking an account after a few sign-in at
Work while reconnecting
If you lose your network connection, continue working with files that don’t depend on that host while the connection is being restored.
Create precisely the app you want using the intuitive graphical interface, flexible design tools, built-in Starter apps, and ready-to-use themes.
Built-in reporting tools
Centralize your information and safely access data using proven encryption standards. Manage group or individual user privileges — even for a single field.
Share with your team
Create custom apps that work together seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the web. Securely share your app with others using FileMaker Cloud or FileMaker Server. Learn more
Integrate with other programs
Connect with other popular apps and web services through powerful REST APIs. And create live, 2-way connections with Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and IBM DB2 data sources.
Monitor fields, variables, and calculations while troubleshooting.
Enable AES 256-bit encryption to protect data on FileMaker Cloud, FileMaker Server, or on a FileMaker client.
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.