The File Extensions Database

.FMPSL File Extension

  • Developer by: FileMaker
  • Category: Database Files

What is an .FMPSL file?

.FMPSL is FileMaker Pro 12 Snapshot Link

Database snapshot file created by FileMaker Pro 12 database development software; saves the state of the current database view; includes the selected records, the visual layout, and other visible information; often used for sending reports.

FMPSL files allow snapshots to be reconstructed in another copy of FileMaker, or with FileMaker Go, an application for iPhone and iPad users. Snapshot links can be created with FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Go. To create on in FileMaker Pro, choose File → Save/Send Records As → Snapshot Link....

NOTE: Snapshot links were introduced with FileMaker Pro 11, which uses the .FPSL extension instead of the FMPSL extension, which is used in version 12.

Programs that open FileMaker Pro 12 Snapshot Link
FileMaker Pro Advanced
FileMaker Pro Advanced
FileMaker Go 17

How to solve problems with FMPSL files

  • Associate the FMPSL file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any FMPSL file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.FMPSL files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the FMPSL file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .FMPSL is FileMaker Pro 12 Snapshot Link. Because only the current version supports the latest FMPSL file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the FileMaker manufacturer website after an available .FMPSL is FileMaker Pro 12 Snapshot Link update.
  • To make sure that your FMPSL file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.