FileMaker Pro 16 Advanced

FileMaker Pro 16 Advanced
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Create delightful apps for iPad and iPhone
Animations and transitions with scripts
Provide visual transitions to help orient users as they navigate through their custom apps on FileMaker Go. 
For instance, use script steps to animate the transition from a list of contacts to a contact’s details.
Improved signature capture
Sign documents on your iPad or iPhone like you would on a paper form. In addition to full screen, display the signature capture screen as an overlay or fixed in a layout. Users can now see what they are signing on the same screen.
Region-monitoring script step
Custom paper sizes
Choose the right paper size for your requirements. Add user-defined paper sizes 
and reorder existing paper sizes when printing in FileMaker Go.
Build powerful custom apps faster
Layout Objects window
Save time when working with layouts. The new Layout Objects window provides a hierarchical list of all items on your layout. Simply select an item an dinstantly make a change without having to ungroup the set. Plus, easily find stacked or hidden items on your layout.
In one easy step, create windows that are automatically sized and placed correctly on the main screen. Cards allow for a more controlled user experience guiding users totake action before returning to the main window, without impacting any interaction with other windows or files.
Connect to other data sources and get even more out of your FileMaker apps
Variables in FileMaker data source references
Dynamically open hosted FileMaker files by specifying a variable when choosing a file path.
PDF Support
Print PDFs of invoices, labels, badges, and more in FileMaker WebDirect. Run automated reports and save other information as PDFs, using scripts performed on FileMaker Server.
New FileMaker Pro interface on Windows OS
Get a more native Windows OS experience on FileMaker Pro with the brand-new user interface. Expand screen real estate and use numerous monitors when working with your custom apps.
Effortlessly exchange data with other web services and applications.
Enhanced Data Viewer
Increase your productivity with auto-complete for function names in the Data Viewer, available in FileMaker Pro Advanced. Plus, automatically evaluate results for functions and resize the Edit Expression window to quickly view all results.
Enhanced cURL options
With more than 90 cURL alternatives to choose from, easily create detailed HTTP/HTTPS network calls to request JSON data from other applications via REST APIs.
Get new tools to secure your custom apps
JSON functions
Use predefined functions to simplify analyzing and generating JSON data requested from other data sources.
OAuth 2.0 support for accounts
Simplify credential management with OAuth 2.0 using third-party authentication providers. Use your existing Amazon, Google, or Microsoft Azure account credentials to log in to your FileMaker-based custom apps.
FileMaker Data API Trial
Use FileMaker data in popular apps and services with the REST-based FileMaker Data API in FileMaker Server during the trial period.
Tableau Web Data Connector for FileMaker
Visualize better your FileMaker data with the Tableau Web Data Connector for FileMaker. The connector is a FileMaker Data API that provides integration with Tableau Desktop. The trial period for the FileMaker Data API will expire on September 27, 2018. After which, it will cease to operate. 
Share data with even more users via a web browser
FileMaker WebDirect scalability
You are now able to connect even more members of your team simultaneously over a web browser. FileMaker WebDirect now supports up to 500 users at the same time.
Compare the features in FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Pro Advanced to see which product is best for your solution development needs.

FeatureDescriptionFileMaker ProFileMaker Pro Advanced
Get started quicklyChoose from a variety of pre-designed Starter Solutions to manage contacts, inventory, projects, and more.xx
Import existing dataBring your existing data into FileMaker Pro, including .CSV, Tab, XML, ODBC, and Microsoft Excel files.xx
Customize with easeUse flexible design tools to make your layouts look and work just the way you want, all without programming.xx
Built-in reporting toolsEasy-to-use reporting and charting tools make it easy to make summary reports, colorful charts, and executive dashboards with a few clicks.xx
Share with your teamCreate and share solutions across iPad, iPhone, Windows and Mac. Connect up to 5 other people on a network. Or use FileMaker Server to securely share with larger groups and extend solutions to the web.xx
Integrate with other programsExchange and interact with data from other applications. Plus, create live, 2-way connections with Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle and MySQL data sourcesxx
Script DebuggerInstantly 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 ViewerMonitor fields, variables, and calculations while troubleshooting.x
Multiple Table ImportBuild or modify solutions faster by importing multiple tables at once.x
Enable Database EncryptionEnable AES 256-bit encryption with FileMaker Pro Advanced to protect data on a FileMaker client or on FileMaker Server.x
Custom MenusCreate, change, or delete specific menu items or entire menu sets.x
Custom FunctionsBuild your own functions and copy, paste, or import them into any FileMaker file.x
Database Design ReportRun comprehensive reports on all elements of your database schema.x
Kiosk MakerBuild applications where all menus are hidden.x
External Function
Plug-in API
Build more robust calculations and extend solution capabilities.x

File compatibility

Custom apps created using FileMaker Pro 12 and later can be opened and used with FileMaker Pro 16 and FileMaker Pro 16 Advanced.

Host compatibility

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.

System requirements

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 Edition32-bit and 64-bit
Fall Creators Update
Windows 10
Enterprise Edition
32-bit and 64-bit
Fall Creators Update
Windows 8.1 Standard EditionSystem updates 2919355 and 2999226
Windows 8.1 Pro EditionSystem updates 2919355 and 2999226
Windows 7 SP1 Professional EditionSystem update 2999226
Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate EditionSystem update 2999226
macOS High Sierra 10.13
MacOS Sierra 10.12

*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.

Hardware requirements

 Minimum RequirementsRecommended Requirements
WindowsCPU: 1 GHz or faster x86- or x64-bit processor

CPU: 1 GHz or faster x86- or x64-bit processor

RAM: 2 GB or more
MacRAM: 2 GBRAM: 4 GB or more

Remote Desktop Services and Citrix XenApp

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.

Additional requirements

NetworkingPeer-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 Cloud or FileMaker Server for increased security options and sharing capability.
Microsoft .NETFor Windows, FileMaker Pro Advanced and runtime solutions require Microsoft .NET framework version 4.6 or later.
ODBC and JDBC Client DriversLearn more about installing drivers to enable ODBC and JDBC clients to access FileMaker Pro Advanced data.
Supported email applicationsFileMaker Pro Advanced 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.

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. See a list of deprecated technologies.

Your language fully enabled in FileMaker

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 orto 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
They trust us
Within only 6 weeks the FileMaker platform helped 24U and SYNELOGIS to develop and deploy a custom app for managing freight transportation that completely replaced paper waybills and allowed truck drivers to share data with dispatchers in real time. From paper to modern freight transportation with data sharing and cost and profit information in real time Developed in partnership between 24U s.r.o. and SYNELOGIS s.r.o.