Filemaker 2023 Newest Updates



Claris Filemaker Changes 2023

On April 25, 2023 The latest iteration of the Claris FileMaker Platform was released. This new version,“2023”, is an incremental update to the existing Claris FileMaker 19.6 platform. Initially was going to be called Claris FileMaker Platform 20 FileMaker this current version will reflect modern release numbering conventions going forward. Starting with FileMaker 2023, you can expect FileMaker numbering schemes to be based on the current year.  The new version numbering scheme, which will undoubtedly mirror the progress of the years to come as the updates usually come every 12-24 months but this time they are going to name it based on the current year.

Claris Filemaker Changes 2023

Here are the current latest changes:


New features and enhancements:


macOS: The GetLiveText function is now supported in a script run on the server.


macOS Ventura: The GetLiveText function now additionally supports Japanese (“ja-JP”), Korean (“ko-KR”), and Ukrainian (“uk-UA”) locales.


The new GetBaseTableName function returns the base table name of a provided field.


The new Get(CacheFilePath) function returns the path of the cache file for the currently active database.


The new Get(CacheFileName) function returns the name of the cache file for the currently active database.


The new BaseTableNames and BaseTableIDs functions return information about the base tables instead of all table occurrences.


The ReadQRCode function is now available to use in FileMaker Pro on Windows.


The Get(ModifiedFields) function now returns fields containing data when a new record is created.



The Execute FileMaker Data API script step now supports the date formats parameter.


The new Perform Script on Server with Callback script step performs a specified script on a server. When complete, the client locally performs another specified script.


The cURL option in the Insert from URL script step now supports secure file transfer protocol (SFTP) and includes the pubkey option for SFTP public key authentication.


The new Trigger Claris Connect Flow script step initiates a Claris Connect workflow automation.


General Changes

You can now double-click a fmcert license certificate file to initiate the license certificate import process. Upgrade licenses must be imported using Help > Replace FileMaker License.


Windows: Thumbnails can now be immediately created for PDF files in container fields.


The new OnWindowTransaction script trigger creates a JSON object whenever a window’s transaction completes successfully. The JSON object includes the file name, base table name, record ID, operation, and contents of that base table’s field named onWindowTransaction (or a specified field) for every operation within the completed transaction.


SQL queries to FileMaker databases can now access a FileMaker_BaseTables system table. The new schema contains the following fields:


BaseTableName – the table name


BaseTableId – the table ID


Source – the source (<internal>, MYSQL, etc.)


ModCount – the number of times the table has been modified


Sending mail using FileMaker Pro can now use OAuth 2.0 with Microsoft 365 Business or Google Workspace subscriptions.


Dark Mode is now partially supported for the relationship graph.


Addressed Bugs & Issues



macOS: Web Viewers did not register mouse clicks while in Find Mode.


macOS: Closing parent windows to card windows sometimes caused FileMaker Pro to quit unexpectedly.


macOS Ventura: A previously minimized layout window was unable to display a card window if Stage Manager was enabled in macOS.


The divider lines inside a button bar would resize incorrectly if the button bar was anchored and resized when the layout was resized.


Portals with the Use active row state option disabled would render incorrectly if the portal was anchored and the layout was resized.


JavaScript could not be performed in web viewers while in Find mode.


Windows: PDFs in non-interactive containers and PDFs rendered from layouts were blurry.



The application quit unexpectedly when using the GetContainerAttribute function on a table with many records.


The Get(ModifiedFields) function incorrectly returned an empty result for fields modified with replace field contents, import, relookup, or drag and drop operations.


Text shortening functions, such as Left and GetValue, used more memory than needed.


Functions sometimes incorrectly used the operating system locale instead of the file locale.



Windows: Insert from URL failed to encode provided URLs and returned an error.


When the Verify SSL Certificates option was off for the Insert from URL script step, certificate errors incorrectly caused errors to be returned instead of the expected result.


Some text colors in Script Workspace did not change between Dark Mode and Light Mode.


Scripts could no longer be executed when there was an open transaction, the main script was paused, and an error occurred.



macOS Ventura: The FileMaker Pro options in the Print dialog were not used and the Pages option was used instead.


You were able to enter an inactive FileMaker Account to Sign in with Apple when the Hide My Email option was selected.


XML generated from Save a copy as XML did not include information about the Show sign-in fields when OAuth or AD FS is enabled option.


Windows: Saving Records as PDF caused FileMaker Pro to stop responding when the layout included web content in a web viewer. Web content not retrieved before timeout will appear as blank in the rendered PDF.


Windows: FileMaker Pro stopped responding or quit unexpectedly on computers with older hardware.


Transactions with invalid dates were successfully committed to records instead of returning errors. Now transactions committed with invalid dates return error 500.


These new features will help improve the process and Create more powerful apps to with the new Filemaker 2023 capabilities

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