Formerly known as fmFlare, BrilliantConnect is the best way to enhance your Claris FileMaker solution. Each connector is a pre-built integration code module that simplifies common difficult and advanced programming tasks so Claris FileMaker can talk to powerful external web services or perform new tasks. BrilliantConnect is built with all native FileMaker scripting and does not require any plug-ins, so it will run effectively on FileMaker/Claris Pro, Go, and WebDirect. BrilliantConnect saves time and money in implementing advanced features.

Any time you need a new service integration or module for your Claris FileMaker solutions, start with a search in BrilliantConnect. It’s quite possible we’ve already got a head start on it for you that can save you hundreds of hours of time. To use a Connector, download the demo file that includes sample scripts that show how to use it.

Each time you add a connector to your solution it becomes more powerful. Take your solution to the next level. Let BrilliantConnect make you look brilliant. A special example file based on BrilliantHub Starter provides BrilliantConnect starting points, documentation, and demos.

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BrilliantConnect creates a simplified FileMaker API (Application Programming Interface) within Claris FileMaker scripts that you call to do tasks efficiently. For example, sending an email with BrilliantConnect is a call to the email connector with parameters like the subject, message, To, CC, BCC, and attachment. Select a mail sender including FileMaker send mail, SMTP, SparkPost, Mandrill, Amazon SES, or Mailgun to use different services without changing your code.

LuminFire does ongoing work to enhance and maintain BrilliantConnect to avoid breaking your solution if external service APIs change. To upgrade, just swap out the BrilliantConnect file and get many new features.

How does BrilliantConnect compare to Claris Connect?

They are different products with some similarities. BrilliantConnect has several advantages:

  • Built using standard FileMaker scripts.
  • Connectors are fully customizable and editable. We can build anything.
  • Less expensive. Many common Connectors are free. No transaction limits.
  • Data lives in your solution and not in the Claris cloud.
  • Could be used for high security applications such as HIPAA.

A Few of BrilliantConnects Powerful Connectors…

Transactional Email
Email services like Sparkpost, Mandrill, and Mailgun can be used to reliably send thousands of emails email from Claris FileMaker. Email arrives in the end user email box with lower probability of it being spam as well as tracking with analytics. Send scheduled emails or emails formatted with html.

WordPress Gravity Forms Website Custom Forms

In combination with the LuminFire BrilliantConnect WordPress Plugin, create nearly any form with a simple drag and drop interface on your website and quickly import that data into your FileMaker solution.

Edit container field and external images directly in Claris FileMaker.QuickBooks
Save time without redundant data entry by syncing QuickBooks with your Claris FileMaker solution.Cloud Storage
You have Gigabytes of image or video data. Storing it in FileMaker container fields can cause database bloat, backup, and sharing issues. Move all that container data out of your FileMaker database to a reliable web service. Your database will be maintainable, backups much easier, and data can be shared with web solutions and external users easily.

GIS / Mapping

  • Geocoding – Turn your addresses into geographic coordinates to facilitate mapping and spatial queries. Flare supports many different free and paid Geocoding services including Geocodio, Nomatim,, and Smarty Streets more.
  • ZIP code lookup with
  • IP address geocoding with IPStack
  • Interactive and static maps for FileMaker webviewers… Just pass in the single or multi point data you wish to map along with hundreds of configurable options for basemaps, presets, etc. to get the maps you desire for your solution.

Payment Gateway
Utilize Stripe or PayPal to process payments with FileMaker.

Annotate PDFs

Take any FileMaker field data and enter it in the right places of a PDF form with drag and drop ease using BrilliantPDF with BrilliantConnect.


For powerful custom online eCommerce solutions, BrilliantConnect connects FileMaker to WooCommerce.


Hubspot Integration

Connect FileMaker to the popular marketing and sales tool.


Send SMS Text Messages

Utilize Twilio to send instant messages to smartphones via FileMaker.

…and many more. See details on additional connectors.

  • BrilliantConnect Starter is available FREE with several Flares (code modules) and limited support.
  • BrilliantConnect Starter+ is a paid upgrade with selected Flares customized for each project.
  • BrilliantConnect Custom connectors are individually built and licensed per project.

Brilliant Installation is available from an expert FileMaker engineer at LuminFire so you can get up and running quickly.