FileMaker Pro Version Comparisons

FileMaker Pro 14 Features



Script Workspace

Create, edit and view your scripts all in one streamlined workspace.


New Specify Calculation dialog box

Increase your productivity with auto-complete and search for calculation functions.


Launch Center

Visually organize all your FileMaker solutions in one convenient screen. Choose from 29 pre-designed icons to represent your solutions or use custom icons.


Button bar

Create groups of buttons you can use for navigation or as custom toolbars.


Button icons

Get 140 professionally designed icons that cover a wide variety of tasks to use in your buttons. Or use custom button icons.


Top and bottom navigation parts

These new layout parts remain static on your layout so as you scroll, the navigation is always visible.


In-field labels

Simplify your layouts by adding placeholder text or instructions inside a field. This text disappears when you type.


Color selection

The color palette displays colors that coordinate with your current theme so it’s easy to create attractive layouts.


Object component styles

Select the color of icons and radio buttons in control styles such as pop-up menus, drop-down lists, portal rows, and more.


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FileMaker Pro 13 Features



Custom themes

Modify and save changes to existing layout themes to match your exact business needs. Reuse your themes across other solutions, and share with your colleagues.



Themes now include styles, which are sets of attributes, like colors, fonts and text size. Create your own styles or customize existing styles.


More Inspector attributes

Control additional design attribute including inner/outer shadows, padding, text baseline, and layout backgrounds.


Field Picker

Create new fields and drag and drop multiple fields onto the form directly from Layout mode.


Database encryption

Use powerful AES 256-bit encryption to protect your data where it lives – whether it’s on a FileMaker client or hosted on FileMaker Server.


Slide control

Use multi-panel slide controls to manage images and other data in separate slide panels all within the same layout.



Group fields, links and other information without having to move to separate layouts or windows with iOS-style popovers.


Control object visibility

Control whether or not an object appears on your layout based on the results of a calculation.


Calculated tab control titles and dialog button titles

Use the power of the calculation engine to specify the title of your tabs and custom dialog buttons.



Use HTTPPOST with the “Insert from URL” or “Import Records: XML Data Source” commands to transfer data to a web server or web form. 


FileMaker Pro 12 Features



Eye-catching layout themes

Apply one of many stunning new themes to instantly change the look of your database.


More design layout tools

Use new gradients, image slicing, and alignment guides to get the design precision you need.


Re-designed Starter Solutions

Manage projects, content, resources, estimates and much more with all-new, professionally designed solutions.


Enhanced container fields

Drag and drop files into your database, render images faster, and securely store and manage data externally.


Quick Charts

Create and modify charts in a snap with the new integrated set-up window.


iOS design and development tools

Get design tools, themes, scripts and calculation functions to specifically help you quickly build apps for iPad and iPhone.


Window styles

Format a window as a modal dialog or floating "palette-type" window.


Insert from URL

Download content from a URL via scripting.


Execute SQL calculation function

Perform SQL queries against your FileMaker solution.


ESS relinking

Repoint your ESS connection to a different SQL database for development and testing needs.


FileMaker Pro 11 Features



FileMaker Charts

Create eye-catching reports using bar, line, area, and pie charts.


Quick Reports

Make reports in a spreadsheet-like format. Group and summarize data on the fly.


Recurring Import

Automatically import Microsoft® Excel and text files every time you open your database.


Snapshot Link

Save a specific set of records at a point in time. Preserve the same layout, view, and sort order.


Quick Find

Search for information just as you would in a web browser.



Manage your layout tools all in one convenient place.


Improved Quick Start Screen

Create a new database, manage favorite files, or find helpful resources - all from one screen.


Layout Folders

Organize all your layouts in folders - just drag and drop.


Portal Filtering

Specify related records based on calculations.


External File Protection

Prevent unauthorized access to tables, scripts and value lists.


Variables in Find Requests and Merge Fields

Use variables in scripted finds and merge fields to simplify your database schema.


FileMaker Pro 10 Features



Status Toolbar

Put commonly used features at your fingertips with the redesigned interface.


Script Triggers

Create and run scripts prompted by user actions for increased productivity.


Dynamic Reports

Make changes to grouped data on the fly for easier customization.


Saved Finds

Save a set of find requests and then perform them in a single click for quicker searches.


Send Mail via SMTP

Send email directly through an SMTP server for faster direct distribution; no email client needed.


Set field by name script step

Specify the target field by name with a calculation.


Insert Tab Order

Insert a new tab and your other tabs automatically re-number.


IPv6 Support

Complies with Internet Protocol Version 6 standards.



Add text or calculations to fields or other objects that display when you mouse over them.


FileMaker Pro 9 Features



Connect to External SQL Data Sources

Create live, 2-way connections with external SQL data sources including the latest versions of Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL.


Conditional Formatting

Visually format fields and objects based on conditions you decide.


Send Mail

Email the contents of virtually any field, including images, documents, Excel files, and more from within FileMaker Pro.


Script Grouping

Group related scripts for faster access. Collapse and expand groups to make the list more manageable.


Send Link (of hosted database)

Automatically create an email with a hyperlink. When clicked, the link opens your database file.


Auto Re-size

Control how objects resize and move when the window size changes.


Append to PDF

Combine multiple reports into one PDF for easier distribution.


FileMaker Pro 8, 8.5 Features



FileMaker Web Viewer

Display information from live websites based on data in your database.


FileMaker Resource Center

Get helpful resources such as videos, guides and other training materials to help you get the most out of FileMaker Pro.


PDF Maker

Create Adobe® PDF files directly from within your FileMaker database for easy sharing.


Excel Maker

Create Excel spreadsheets from your FileMaker data in a single click for easier reporting.


Fast Send

Automatically open or email newly created Excel or PDF documents.


Fast Match

Find matching records with a right click or control click of your mouse without entering Find mode.


Table Import

Automatically add a new table to your database structure by simply importing new data.


Tab Control

Build a layout with multiple tabs in a single step rather than having multiple layouts - each with their own tabs.


Calendar Drop-Down

Enter dates quickly and more accurately by adding a simple point and click calendar to any field.


Auto Complete

Fill in field content automatically based on previous entries or Value Lists.


Visual Spell Check

Automatically underlines misspelled words and allows you to edit and correct on the fly.


Layout Alignment Tools

Select the objects you want to align and click on the toolbar to align left, right, or center.


Object Functions & Scripts

Assign names to objects, navigate to named objects with scripts and get information about objects via object functions.


FileMaker Pro 7 Features



Store/Import/Export any file in a Container Field

Manage all your music, images, videos and documents in Container Fields.


Relationships Graph

Create one-to-one or one-to-many relationships with your data in an easy-to-use visual graph.


Multiple Windows

Display multiple windows or layouts at the same time.


Increased database capacity (8 terabytes)

Store up to 8 terabytes of data (limit may vary based on hardware). Fields can hold 2 GB of data.


Multiple table support

Store multiple tables in the same database file.


Split Portal

Divide portals into 2 or more to avoid excessive scrolling.


Account-based security

Assign access privileges for each user right down to the field level.


Save and revert changes to Layout/Record

Save or undo changes to your layouts.


FileMaker Pro 6 and Pre-6 Features



XML Import

Share data between applications with Extensible Markup Language (XML) support.


Import Folder of Files

Import more than one file at a time by importing a folder of files.


Constrain and Extend Found Set

Narrow or expand your set of found records based on specific criteria.


Value Lists

Define frequently used text, numbers, or dates, for faster and more accurate data entry.


Complete Cross-Platform Support

Use FileMaker Pro on both Windows and Mac OS.



Create scripts to automate tasks or operations in FileMaker Pro.


Field Formatting

Select font, size, style and color of your fields.


Layout/Report Assistant

Get step-by-step help to quickly design custom layouts, labels and reports.


Table View

Display multiple records in a tabular format similar to a spreadsheet.


Direct Import of Excel files

Drag and drop Excel files directly into FileMaker Pro.


ODBC Support

FileMaker Pro uses ODBC drivers to share data and to interact with data from other applications.


Relational Support

Create one-to-one or one-to-many relationships with your data.