FileMaker Pro Advanced: do we get the software as part of the FDS or FBA membership?

Discussion created by itraining on Oct 22, 2014
Latest reply on Oct 23, 2014 by itraining


Is a copy of FileMaker Pro Advanced included as part of the FileMaker Developer Subscription (FDS) or the FileMaker Business Alliance (FBA) membership?




I mentioned the FileMaker Pro Advanced software, the FDS and the FBA to a client recently.

This client is taking to the FileMaker Pro software enthusiastically, learning new skills everyday and thinking about database development as a future career change.


I suggested:

(a) using FileMaker Pro Advanced and

(b) a subscription to the Filemaker Technical Network


Checking the FileMaker Inc. web site, I cannot determine if the FDS or FBA membership includes a copy of FileMaker Pro Advanced:

FDS - FileMaker Developer Subscription


FBA - FileMaker Business Alliance


My guess is the FDS membership because it provides a 3 connection copy of Server, a copy of the training series and access to pre-release software.

However, I receive a copy of FileMaker Pro Advanced and I historically thought it was part of my FBA membership payment but the web site only mentions software for Trainer Level Members.



Thanks in advance.



Michael Richards

Brisbane (Australia)