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Filemaker Pro ODBC driver lacks Metadata support

Question asked by CameronElliott on May 24, 2013
Latest reply on May 27, 2013 by philmodjunk

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Filemaker Pro ODBC driver lacks Metadata support

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     It appears the Filemaker Pro ODBC driver lacks Metadata support.

     [This means other applications cannot retreive column names and other schema on ODBC queries to Filemaker]

      

     Can anyone confirm this?

     Googling: "filemaker odbc metadata" seems to confirm this.

     This is very unfortunate, and reflects poorly on the Filemaker division.

     Any modern ORM [Object-relational mapping] tool will require methods like 'Getname()' to work, in order for the ORM to work.

     This means the modern tools programmers are using to develop applications will not work with Filemaker ODBC because of a lack of Metadata support.

     Considering Filemaker Pro is version 12 and is supposed to be mature, this lack of functionality is supprising.

      

     I would love to hear a response from the product manager on why there is no metadata support in the ODBC drivers.

      

     Regards,

     Cameron Elliott

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