The company said that the new user interface contains a "Import field mapping" dialog box so that users can more easily import imported source data into the FileMaker fields. Users can also use the type forward rather than drag and drop for greater efficiency, and set custom delimiters when importing specific file types.
More new features include:
File-based script steps ̵1; Create scripts that read, write, and manage external data files to write log files or export data in a custom format. Replaces the need for many file-based plug-ins.
New Managed Security Access – This new privilege set allows developers to upload account management to other team members without giving full access to other parts of the file.
Manage the Security dialog – The streamlined Manage Security dialog box lets you streamline the management of access to your custom apps.
Boot Recovery – FileMaker files can now be automatically restored after a hardware or software crash. FileMaker Server restoration log validates database entries when a file is first opened before client access and if the file was not properly closed.
Platform Parity – FileMaker Cloud for the AWS 1.18 code base supports all of the new features of the FileMaker 18 platform.
The new security features allow developers to upload account management to other team members without having to give full access to other parts of the file and increase the security of important files. This is combined with the Manage Security dialog, which streamlines various security features and allows users to quickly manage access to custom access.
FileMaker 18 is available for download in the FileMaker store, with prices starting at $ 15 per user per month.