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FileMaker Licensing

This article applies to: Software Licensing

FileMaker is a cross-platform relational database application that allows advanced database design with a drag-and-drop interface. The manufacturer is FileMaker, Inc

CU Software currently resells four FileMaker products: FileMaker, FileMaker Advanced, FileMaker Server, and FileMaker Server Advanced. Please see the vendor's site for information about these products to help you determine which version is right for your needs.


Cornell's FileMaker volume license is available to Cornell University staff and faculty, for installation onto Cornell-owned machines. 

FileMaker is currently sold under perpetual licensing, meaning that the licenses do not expire. CU Software maintains a FileMaker annual maintenance license, which entitle licensees to upgrades when new versions become available. The maintenance license runs from August 3rd of the current year through August 2nd of the following calendar year. 

We recommend that new FileMaker customers buy into our maintenance license at purchase, and then continue to renew that license on an annual basis.

Purchase Licenses

New Licenses

Maintenance Licenses (renewal only)

  • Maintenance licenses can only be renewed during our two-week renewal window (usually in July).
  • During this window, customers will be able to renew their maintenance licenses at the CU Software Online Store.

Download Maintenance Releases

If you have submitted your FileMaker maintenance order, please select the appropriate product below and begin downloading. Remember that you must be logged in via CUWebLogin to enable the download.

This software is licensed to Cornell University and its use is strictly limited to Cornell faculty and staff at the main campus and affiliate locations.

FileMaker Pro

Starting with FileMaker 17, FileMaker has merged the Pro and Advanced product lines. Starting with the 2018-19 license term, FileMaker Pro licensees may use FileMaker Pro 17 Advanced under their maintenance license.

FileMaker Pro Advanced

FileMaker Server

FileMaker Server Advanced

Note: With version 13, the features of FileMaker Server Advanced were added to FileMaker Server.

Older Versions

If you have a perpetual license for an earlier version of FileMaker than is linked on this page, please contact us for the installer.

More Help

For other questions or technical assistance with downloading, installing, or activating FileMaker products, please contact CU Software:

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 7:38am

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