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FileMaker Pro 16 Advanced

FileMaker Pro 16 Advanced

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.

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Starting 5 purchased licenses of FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Pro Advanced and/or FM Server, you can take advantage of FileMaker Volume licensing (VLA, AVLA)

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FileMaker Pro 16 Advanced is fully adapted to support Central European and Middle Eastern languages (more details below). 


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From (Excl. VAT) : $ 549.00


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Your language fully enabled in FileMaker


The specific editions of FileMaker for Central Europe offer a full support of your language and also:

localized versions in Czech, Polish, Russian and Turkish (user interface and templates) to work in your environment

sorting to better manage your data (in Bulgarian, Czech, Croatian, Estonian, Greek, Greek Mix, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Turkish and Ukrainian)

spell checking with the support of Hunspell* tool to enhance your writing & avoid typos

Web Direct in Czech, Polish, Turkish, Russian to easily publish your database on the Web


FileMaker is fully enabled to work efficiently in Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew and Indian.

The specific editions of FileMaker for the Middle East and India offer a full support of your language with enhanced features to handle properly your language characteristics:

text direction to manage efficiently RTL texts

right-to-left layout options to tune your layouts one at a time or to switch in 1 click to a full RTL layout

sorting to better manage your data (in Arabic, Hebrew, Farsi, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Panjabi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Thai and Vietnamese)

spell checking with the support of Hunspell* tool to enhance your writing & avoid typos

* To install spell checking for Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu Pakistan and Yiddish.

New in FileMaker 16 Platform


Layout Objects window

Get a hierarchical list of all objects on your layout. Select an object and instantly make a change without having to ungroup the set. Plus, easily find stacked or hidden objects on your layout.


In one easy step, create windows that are automatically sized and placed appropriately on the main screen. Users can open other windows or files without having to first close the card.

New FileMaker Pro interface on Windows OS

Get a more native Windows OS experience on FileMaker Pro with the brand-new user interface.

Copy and paste value lists

Save valuable development time with the ability to copy and paste value lists in FileMaker Pro.

Variables in FileMaker data source references

Dynamically open hosted FileMaker files by specifying a variable when choosing a file path.

Enhanced cURL options

With more than 90 cURL options to choose from, easily create detailed HTTP/HTTPS network calls to request JSON data from other applications via REST APIs.

JSON functions

Use predefined functions to simplify parsing and generating JSON data requested from other data sources.

External script steps

Extend the capabilities of third-party plug-ins with support for external script steps in the FileMaker Plug-in SDK and the iOS App SDK.

Clickable security lock icons

Get more details about the security of your network connection, such as information about SSL certificates, related details, and certificate validity.

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.

Field-level text encryption

Ability to encrypt text in a field.



Feature Description FileMaker Pro FileMaker Pro Advanced
Get started quickly Choose from a variety of pre-designed Starter Solutions to manage contacts, inventory, projects, and more. X X
Import existing data Bring your existing data into FileMaker Pro, including .CSV, Tab, XML, ODBC, and Microsoft Excel files. X X
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. X X
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. X X
Share with your team Create custom apps that work together seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the web. X X
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. X X
Script Debugger Instantly pinpoint problem areas in scripts and Script Triggers directly in the new Script Workspace. Turn off Script Triggers when debugging to fine tune the troubleshooting process.   X
Data Viewer Monitor fields, variables, and calculations while troubleshooting.   X
Multiple Table Import Build or modify solutions faster by importing multiple tables at once.   X
Enable Database Encryption Enable AES 256-bit encryption with FileMaker Pro Advanced to protect data on a FileMaker client or on FileMaker Server.   X
Custom Menus Create, change, or delete specific menu items or entire menu sets.   X
Custom Functions Build your own functions and copy, paste, or import them into any FileMaker file.   X
Database Design Report Run comprehensive reports on all elements of your database schema.   X
Kiosk Maker Build applications where all menus are hidden.   X
External Function
Plug-in API
Build more robust calculations and extend app capabilities.   X
System requirements


Operating system*

  • Windows 10 Pro and Entreprise
  • Windows 8.1 Standard and Pro
  • Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate, Professional

* Version stated is the minimum requirement. FileMaker Pro may also work with later operating systems certified by FileMaker, Inc. Operating systems not listed above have not been tested and are not supported.

Hardware requirements

  • Minimum requirements:
    CPU: 1 GHz or faster x86 or x64 processor
    RAM: 1 GB
  • Recommended requirements:
    CPU: 1 GHz or faster x86 or x64 processor
    RAM: 2 GB or more

Remote Desktop Services and Citrix XenAPP (all platforms)

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 these 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.

Additional requirements (all platforms)

  • Networking
    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.

  • Microsoft.NET: For Windows, FileMaker Pro and runtime solutions require Microsoft.NET framework or version 4.6 or later.

  • ODBC and JDBC Client Drivers: Learn more 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.

Deprecated and removed technologies

FileMaker, Inc. continually invests in the latest technology in order to keep making improvements to the FileMaker Platform. As a result, some features and operating systems are deprecated and will be removed in future versions of FileMaker software.


Note that OS X Yosemite 10.10 is no longer supported. Be sure to update your operating system before upgrading to FileMaker Pro 16.

Operating system

  • macOS Sierra 10.12
  • OS X El Capitan 10.11

* Version stated is the minimum requirement. FileMaker Pro may also work with later operating systems certified by FileMaker, Inc. Operating systems not listed above have not been tested and are not supported.

Hardware requirements

  • Minimum requirements:
    RAM: 2 GB
  • Recommended requirements:
    RAM: 4 GB or more
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