MBS Plugin 14.3

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 7,300 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 21.0. Please use MBS Plugin 14.2 or newer for FileMaker 21 alias 2024. Includes the Linux ARM version of our plugin.

Download the MBS Plugin for Claris FileMaker

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Windows Windows & Linux


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

Installation.pdf ( 1.8M )

Documentation as PDF ( 21M )

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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.

Upcoming Claris FileMaker Events:

EngageU English 17th to 19th November 2024 Malmö, Sweden engageu.eu
Pause on Error English 8th to 11th October 2024 Clayton, USA pauseonerror.com
Rome FileMaker Week English/Italian 7th to 13th October 2024 Roma, Italia romefilemakerweek.com
FileMaker Konferenz German 1st to 4th October 2024 Malbun, Liechtenstein filemaker-konferenz.com
FMCat 2024 Spanish 27th September 2024 Barcelona, Spain fmsuit.com
Reconnect.fm English 5th to 6th September 2024 Brisbane, Australia reconnect.fm
CQDF French 18th to 19th June 2024 Montreal, Canada cqdf.ca
dotfmp.berlin English 6th to 8th June 2024 Berlin, Germany dotfmp.berlin
Conférence française French 31st May to 1st June 2024 Nantes, France rendez-vous-fm.fr
Build Grow Learn English 15th to 17th April 2024 Greenville, USA buildgrowlearn.com
CodeWave Spanish 22nd to 23rd March 2024 Valencia, Spain codewave.es
Claris Engage USA English 6th to 8th February 2024 Austin, Texas claris.com

Newest entries on our blog:

Presentation and tutorial videos

MBS FileMaker Plugin - Valencia 2024
MBS FileMaker Plugin - EngageU 2023

MBS at Rome FileMaker Week 2023 (English)


MBS FileMaker Plugin - Sydney 2023 (English)


MBS FileMaker Plugin Update 2022 (English)


MongoDB and MBS - A look under the hood (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
FileMaker Pro 21.014.2 or newer
FileMaker Pro 20.313.5 or newer
FileMaker Pro 20.213.4 or newer
FileMaker Pro 20.113.2 or newer
Claris Pro12.5 to 13.5
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 or in archive as well as versions for older operation systems (Windows 2012 or 7 here).

Older plugins used in a newer the FileMaker version may crash, not load, not have required architecture or simply not work as intended.

MBS Plugins can be used with:

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

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.