FileMaker Pro 18 Advanced

FileMaker Pro 18 Advanced
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Great new features for developers
New user interface for importing data
More easily map imported source data to FileMaker fields using the new Import Field Mapping dialog box. Use type ahead instead of drag and drop for greater efficiency. And specify custom delimiters when importing certain file types.
Open specific app at launch
Provide better app discoverability for your users. Open a specific custom app when launching FileMaker Pro Advanced. 
File version comparison
Use a preview release script step to save a copy of a FileMaker file as XML. Use the XML file to more easily compare changes and updates to your custom app.
File-based script steps
Create scripts that read, write, and manage external data files to write log files or export data in a custom format. Replaces the need for many file-based plug-ins.
New managed security access
This new privilege allows developers to offload account access management to other team members without needing to provide full access to any other parts of the file.
Manage Security dialog box
The streamlined Manage Security dialog box allows you to be more efficient in managing access to your custom apps.
Plug-in security enhancements
Ensure your plug-ins come from a trustworthy source before they are automatically loaded by your FileMaker app. Within the Plug-in SDK, developers are able to digitally sign plug-ins. Notifications warn users before loading an unsigned plug-in.
Features
Make your own app
With the FileMaker Platform, you can either build a custom app yourself, or choose a trusted partner to help you.
Share on any device.
Securely share information with small or large teams in real time on any device. The same app works on a mobile device, computer, the web, on-premise, and in the cloud.
Get started quickly.
Use a built-in template or drag and drop a spreadsheet to get started. Easily build custom reports, connect to existing systems, integrate with external apps, and more.
Affordable for your budget.
The FileMaker Platform is a great value compared to costly enterprise systems. 
Advanced Features
Powerful scripting engine
Access a library of built-in script steps to create custom scripts.
REST APIs
Use the FileMaker Data API to connect to other apps and web services. Comes with built-in connector to Tableau Desktop. You can also build connectors to enterprise applications such as Salesforce, Oracle, SAP, and more.
Database Encryption
Use AES 256-bit encryption for stored data of all types including videos, audio files, PDFs, and more.
Privilege sets
Define permissions, down to the field-level, that determine levels of access to custom apps.
File compatibility

Custom apps created using FileMaker Pro 12 and FileMaker Pro 12 Advanced (minimum) and later can be opened and used with FileMaker Pro 18 Advanced.

Learn more about converting your pre-12 FileMaker apps.

Host compatibility

FileMaker Pro 18 Advanced can connect to the following hosts:

  • FileMaker Server 18, 17, and 16
  • FileMaker Pro 18, 17, and 16 Advanced
  • FileMaker Pro 16
  • FileMaker Cloud for AWS 1.18 and 1.17

The latest updates must be applied to the above software before hosting FileMaker Pro 18 Advanced apps.

System requirements

Note that macOS Sierra 10.12 is no longer supported. Be sure to update your operating system before upgrading to FileMaker Pro 18 Advanced.

Windows 10 Pro Edition32-bit and 64-bit
October 2018 Update
Windows 10
Enterprise Edition
32-bit and 64-bit
October 2018 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 Mojave 10.14
MacOS Sierra 10.13

*Version stated is the minimum requirement. FileMaker Pro Advanced 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

RAM: 1 GB
RAM: 1 GB
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 7.16 supported on:

  • Windows Server 2016 (with Desktop Experience)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (with system updates 2919355 and 2999226)

Remote Desktop Services clients supported on:

  • Windows: Remote Desktop Services Client
  • macOS: Microsoft Remote Desktop 10.2

Citrix ICA client minimum requirements*:

  • Windows: Receiver for Windows 4.12
  • macOS: Receiver for Mac 12.9.1

*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 Advanced and are not currently supported.

Additional requirements

TechnologyRequirement
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.

NOTE: This feature has been deprecated in FileMaker Pro 18 Advanced. Peer-to-peer sharing is recommended for testing purposes only.
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

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

  • localised versions in Czech, Polish, Russian and Turkish (user interface and templates).
  • 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 and 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