Reporting Made Easy
Create reports in minutes with built-in database reporting tools.
Reporting with FileMaker Pro
Get the most out of your information in FileMaker Pro with easy-to-use database reporting tools. Track sales performance, publish key metrics, or create ad-hoc reports in just a few clicks. Database reporting is fast and easy with FileMaker Pro, and it’s built right in — no additional software is required.
Plus, in FileMaker Pro 11 and 12 you can create eye-catching reports using FileMaker Charts.
Create quick reports in a spreadsheet-like format
Make reports in a spreadsheet-like fashion and get even more out of your data. Group and summarize your information on the fly directly in Table View to create professional looking reports. Easily modify your reports by adding, sorting, or hiding fields and records. Create reports in FileMaker Pro even if you’ve never used a database before.
Create custom reports
Use the built-in Layout/Report Assistant to guide you in building a new report with grouped data. Simply select a layout, choose the fields you want included and pick from 40 stunning themes. Even add headers, footers, subtotals, or scripts. To ensure your data is accurate, FileMaker Pro offers validations such as pull-down menus, date range selectors and spell checking. Create polished reports in just minutes with the Layout/Report Assistant.
Sharing your reports
Publish your reports in popular formats such as Microsoft Excel or Adobe® Acrobat®. Just choose the Save/Send Records as Excel or PDF, and your FileMaker information is saved in the selected format. Secure your information by password-protecting your PDFs. You can even distribute your reports via email in a couple of clicks.
Report on data from other applications
FileMaker Pro has tools to help you create database reports with information from back-end systems such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, or MySQL, or from custom applications such as inventory solutions, accounting programs or student information systems.
You can use the built-in data import feature to pull .CSV, Tab, Excel, XML or Bento files into your database. Or utilize the open ODBC/JDBC standards in FileMaker Pro to exchange data with other applications.
Here are some examples of what you can do with no programming skills:
- Create reports from your corporate data warehouse or SQL-based ecommerce system.
- Import customer order information from Oracle into FileMaker Pro to generate weekly sales reports.
- Bring student data from your student information system to create and distribute bus transportation schedules for all the schools in your district.