MBS Plugin 13.4

We develop Claris FileMaker plug-ins for macOS, iOS, Linux & Windows.

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The award winning MBS Plugin is easily the most powerful plug-in available for Claris FileMaker today. There are over 7,100 functions that allow Claris FileMaker developers to extend their solutions in some amazing ways. Each function does a little task and in their combination you can unleash the full power of our plugin. MBS Plugin support Claris FileMaker Pro, Server (Scheduled Scripts, WebDirect Data API, & PSoS) and the iOS SDK. To learn how to use them together, please check our reference and our more than 600 example databases.

We support FileMaker 7 to the latest version 20.1. Please use MBS Plugin 13.2 or newer for FileMaker 20.1 alias 2023. Includes the Linux ARM version of our plugin.

Download the MBS Plugin for Claris FileMaker

Mac macOS & iOS


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Windows Windows & Linux


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Both archives contain the macOS, iOS, Windows & Linux plugins & examples.

Installation.pdf ( 1.6M )

Documentation as PDF ( 20M )

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A quick overview:

And a lot of more functions not mentioned here. If you miss something, please email us and we may add another function for you.

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Claris Konferenz German 1st to 4th October 2024 Malbun, Liechtenstein filemaker-konferenz.com

Newest entries on our blog:

Presentation and tutorial videos


MBS FileMaker Plugin Update 2022 (English)


MongoDB and MBS - A look under the hood (English)


MongoDB und MBS - Ein Blick unter die Haube (Deutsch)


FMK 2022: FileMaker iOS SDK Deutsch (Deutsch)


FMK 2022: JSON mein Freund Vortrag Hamburg (Deutsch)


MBS FileMaker Plugin Update 2022 (English)

For more examples see the other videos and our YouTube Playlists: English and Deutsch/German.

System requirements

Current version of MBS Plugin always supports the current version and a several versions back. We recommend to use the latest version to benefit from bug fixes and newer features.

Claris FileMaker versionMBS Plugin version
Claris Pro12.5 or newer
FileMaker Pro 20.113.2 or newer
FileMaker Pro 19.612.5 or newer
FileMaker Pro 19.512.2 or newer
FileMaker Pro 19.411.5 or newer
FileMaker Pro 19.311.2 or newer
FileMaker Pro 19.211.1 or newer
FileMaker Pro 19.110.5 or newer
FileMaker Pro 19.010.2 or newer
FileMaker Pro 18 9.3 or newer

Versions for older FileMaker versions available on request.
Older plugins in newer FileMaker versions may crash, not load, not have required architecture or simply not work as intended.

MBS Plugins can be used with:

  • MBS Plugin supports:
    • Claris Pro & FileMaker Pro on macOS & Windows
    • Claris Server & FileMaker Server for Scheduled Scripts, Data API, PSoS and Web Direct on macOS, Windows and Linux.
    • iOS apps made with Claris/FileMaker iOS SDK and embedded MBS Plugin.
  • MBS Plugin supports indirectly:
    • Claris Go & FileMaker Go via PSoS and a server with installed plugin. see blog
  • MBS Plugin does not support:
    • Claris Cloud & FileMaker Cloud due to missing plugin interface.
      Use our plugin client-side in Claris Pro & FileMaker Pro there. see blog

If you need MBS Plugin for older FileMaker versions, please contact us.

Auf Deutsch

Das MBS Plugin kommt in Englisch daher. Aber da wir aus Deutschland kommen und regelmäßig auch Deutsche Inhalte produzieren, können Sie sich gerne zum MBS Plugin auf Deutsch informieren:

Wir haben einige Deutsche Filme und einige FileMaker Magazin Artikel zum MBS Plugin.

Fragen können Sie gerne im Forum vom FileMaker Magazin stellen. Dort bekommen Sie dann auch Antworten von anderen deutschsprachigen FileMaker Entwicklern.

Besuchen Sie uns auf der FileMaker Konferenz, Oktober 2024 in Malbun, Liechtenstein.