Rather than having specific slots already set aside, its necessary instead for you to specify the names of the configuration parameters yourself. This means that youll find some basic familiarity with SQL helpful in order to be able to perform these operations. OpenLink makes a somewhat more full-featured replacement for the Apple utility. You need to take another step and register the driver as well. This website uses cookies. Click the Add button to create a new DSN. Sorry this didn’t help.

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For example, if you will be accessing records from an Oracle database, you will configure an Oracle client driver. Youll need to explicitly install these drivers from the FileMaker install mediathey are not installed by default when you install FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Pro Advanced.

If there are no problems with configuration or passwords, you should see a message stating that the test was successful.

Configuring an ODBC client driver

If you e having trouble accessing a file by xDBC filekaker another remote access method, first check to make sure that the extended privileges in the file are in order before delving into complex troubleshooting of other parts of your configuration.

This issue appears to be solved with the latest version v Thanks for your feedback, filwmaker helps us improve the site. How satisfied are you with this reply? In the first place, its necessary to configure the data source to accept xDBC connections.

Filemaker ODBC

This thread is locked. The Data Source Name field is for your own information; name it anything you like its best to avoid spaces. Java Concurrency in Practice. Youll need to do a little extra driver configuration on the Mac OS.


This choice, and the specific paths it entails, are discussed in the driver install instructions. Sorry this didn’t help. Because the FileMaker data source is local in other words, on the same machine as the DSNyou should enter localhost for the server host.

Youll be prompted to enter a username and password. The Choose Data Source dialog, shown in Figure The lower half of the dialog simply represents an alternative way to enable the fmxdbc extended privilege in each of the open files.

Rather than repeating the install instructions, well assume that flemaker installed the drivers on your platform of choice, and proceed to look at how to configure a working DSN to access FileMaker data. This path depends on whether you installed the driver to be accessible just to a single user, or to all users on the system.

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This is the standard port for odhc FileMaker via xDBC, both on the client and on the server, and it cannot be changed. Specify the particular data source you want to access with this DSN.

Its possible to get a bit lost in the abundance of drivers and configuration options.

What is an ODBC driver?

Rather than having specific slots already set aside, its necessary instead for you to specify the names of the configuration parameters yourself. As with other external access methods, it may make sense to create a special user for xDBC access, and limit xDBC to that user alone.


The techniques discussed in this section work equally well on the Mac OS and on Windows, assuming that you have configured a DSN on the local machine to access FileMaker, as described in the preceding two sections.

Whether you e hosting via the client or via FileMaker Server Advanced, you may be making several files available, and you need to specify which file you intend to access.

You need to take another step and register the driver as well. When the DataDirect SequeLink driver is available, click Finish, and youll be taken to the setup dialog shown in Figure Is there any chance oebc get a working filemaker connection in the near future?

Other ODBC-capable applications on the same computer will then be able to access data in your files.

When you e done configuring the DSN, it will be available for use. Scott LoveSteve Lane. Then do one of the following:. Drivers can be downloaded from here: