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FMPro 11 Connecting to an ODBC Data Source on Windows 7

Question asked by RonSteiner on Nov 29, 2010
Latest reply on Jan 4, 2011 by TSGal

Summary

FMPro 11 Connecting to an ODBC Data Source on Windows 7

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

11.0v2

Operating system version

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

Description of the issue

I am running FMPro 11.0v2 on Windows 7 (64bit). I have data in a MySQL database that I'd like to link to with FM Pro.  I have set up the MySQL ODBC DSN using the 32 bit drivers.

When I do an import the 'Select ODBC Data Source' list is populated as I'd expect with all the local ODBC DSNs and I can import data from the MySQL ODBC DSN I set up with no difficulty.

But if I try to link to the data instead of import it (using File | Manage ... | External Data Sources | New... | Edit Data Source and selecting ODBC, then Specify ... button) no DSNs appear in the 'Select ODBC Data Source' list.

What can I do to help debug this?

Thanks

Steps to reproduce the problem

See description.

Expected result

I would expect to be able to link to an ODBC Data Source if I can import from it.

Actual result

No DSN's appear when I try to specify one for linking.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

No messages, just an empty 'Select ODBC Data Source' list.

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