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Python Object Wrapper for FileMaker Server XML Interface

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#PyFileMaker - Integrating FileMaker and Python

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  1. What is pyfilemaker2 ?
  2. Requirements
  3. How to install PyFileMaker
  4. How to set up your database
  5. Where can I find more info
  6. Changes

###1. WHAT IS pyfilemaker2?

pyfilemaker2 is based, but largely rewritten, from PyFileMaker ( whose description is still valid:

PyFileMaker is a set of Python modules that makes it easy to access and modify
data stored in a FileMaker Pro/Server database. You can use it to query a FileMaker
database, but you can also use it to add data to a FileMaker database, you
can even use it to delete records and execute FileMaker scripts.

pyfilemaker2 implements the following additional features:

  • FM server responses can be streamed and parsed 'on the fly' during the streaming.
  • FM server responses can be automatically paginated as large dataset (>20k records) tend to trigger FMS and/or network timeouts.
  • meant to be thread safe, though I can't claim to be an expert on the subject...
  • More consistent and finer control on the way data types are cast when reading or writting FM records (in particular dates, datetimes and float objects)
  • python 2.7 and python 3.6 compatible (most probably other 3.x versions too but not tested)
  • improved test battery


At the time of the development (2018), the pyfilemaker2 is using:

requests==2.19.1 lxml==4.2.5 future==0.16.0

The code has been developped on Max OSX 10.13 and is used in production on debian jessie. Other plateforms have not been tested.

You will also need a FileMaker server with the XML enabled of course.


You can install from pypi using pip

$ pip install pyfilemaker2

You also can install the development version directly from github

pip install -e git+


Version 0.1

  • First release of the code

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