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Technical Specifications

FileMaker Pro 12 and FileMaker Pro 12 Advanced

What's included:

The boxed versions of FileMaker Pro 12 and FileMaker Pro 12 Advanced include the software and product documentation on DVD. Both FileMaker Pro 12 and FileMaker Pro 12 Advanced come with the Installation and New Features Guide and a license key for installation.

The downloadable version contains the product software, an electronic version of the product documentation in PDF format, and a link to an electronic license certificate that contains a license key needed for installation.

FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Pro Advanced display and support the language used by the desktop operating system.

Languages supported: Worldwide English, French, Italian, German, Swedish, Japanese, Dutch, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, and Brazilian Portuguese.


System Requirements

Operating SystemMinimum RequirementsRecommended Requirements
Windows 8 Standard
and Pro editions
CPU: 1 GHz or faster
RAM: 1 GB
1024x768 or higher resolution video adapter and display, DVD drive (for boxed product)
CPU: 1 GHz or faster
RAM: 2 GB
1024x768 or higher resolution video adapter and display, DVD drive (for boxed product)
Windows 7 Ultimate, Professional, Home Premium* CPU: 1 GHz or faster
RAM: 1 GB
1024x768 or higher resolution video adapter and display, DVD drive (for boxed product)
CPU: 1 GHz or faster
RAM: 2 GB
1024x768 or higher resolution video adapter and display, DVD drive (for boxed product)
Windows Vista Ultimate, Business, Home Premium (Service Pack 2)* CPU: 1 GHz or faster
RAM: 1 GB
1024x768 or higher resolution video adapter and display, DVD drive (for boxed product)
CPU: 1 GHz or faster
RAM: 2 GB
1024x768 or higher resolution video adapter and display, DVD drive (for boxed product)
Windows XP Professional, Home Edition (Service Pack 3)* CPU: 700 MHz or faster
RAM: 256 MB
1024x768 or higher resolution video adapter and display, DVD drive (for boxed product)
CPU: Pentium III 700 MHz or faster
RAM: 2 GB
1024x768 or higher resolution video adapter and display, DVD drive (for boxed product)
OS X Mountain Lion v10.8* CPU: 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo Mac
RAM: 2 GB
CPU: 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo Mac
RAM: 4 GB
1024x768 or higher resolution video adapter and display, DVD drive (for boxed product)
OS X Lion v10.7* CPU: Intel-based Mac
RAM: 2 GB
CPU: Intel-based Mac
RAM: 4 GB
1024x768 or higher resolution video adapter and display, DVD drive (for boxed product)
Mac OS X v10.6* CPU: Intel-based Mac
RAM: 1 GB
1024x768 or higher resolution video adapter and display, DVD drive (for boxed product)
CPU: Intel-based Mac
RAM: 2 GB
1024x768 or higher resolution video adapter and display, DVD drive (for boxed product)

* Version stated is the minimum requirement. This software may also work with later versions certified by FileMaker, Inc.

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.

Operating systems not listed in the table above have not been tested and are not supported. Some examples include but not limited to:

Citrix XenApp 5.0 or Citrix XenApp 6.0 (FileMaker Pro 12 only)

The clients listed below are supported by FileMaker, Inc. at this time. Other clients may work as expected but they have not been tested for use with FileMaker Pro and are not currently supported.

  • Citrix XenApp Plug-in for Hosted Apps version 11.2 for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Citrix Online Plug-in version 11.2 for Mac OS X

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services
(FileMaker Pro 12 only)

The clients listed below are supported by FileMaker, Inc. at this time. Other clients may work as expected but they have not been tested for use with FileMaker Pro and are not currently supported.

  • Windows: Terminal Services Client (Remote Desktop Connection) version 6.1.7601 (Windows 7) running in Internet Explorer version 9; version 6.0.6001 (Windows XP) or version 6.0.6002 (Windows Vista) running in Internet Explorer version 9
  • Mac OS: Remote Desktop Connection for Mac 2.0

Compatibility

FileMaker Pro 12 and FileMaker Pro 12 Advanced databases only work with other FileMaker 12 software. Files from previous versions of FileMaker Pro must be converted to the new file format to be shared with FileMaker Pro 12/Pro 12 Advanced.

Learn more about converting your pre-12 FileMaker solutions.

Additional requirements (all platforms)

Networking:

TCP/IP: limited to nine simultaneous FileMaker client connections; each client requires a licensed copy of the software; see FileMaker Server 12 for increased capacity. FileMaker Pro 12 supports Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) addresses, as well as IPv4 addresses.

Any computer accessing FileMaker Pro files over a network will need to have a licensed installation of versions 12 of FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Pro Advanced.

Instant Web Publishing:

A host computer with continuous access to the Internet or intranet via TCP/IP. FileMaker Pro 12/Pro 12 Advanced can manage up to five simultaneous Instant Web Publishing sessions. See FileMaker Server 12 Advanced for increased capacity.

Web browser requirements:

To use a database shared with Instant Web Publishing, Windows web users need Microsoft Internet Explorer version 9.0 or 8.0, Firefox 9.0 or Safari 5.1. On the Mac, web users need Safari 5.1 or Firefox 9.0. These versions are the minimum requirement. This software may also work with later versions certified by FileMaker, Inc.