3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 22, 2010 2:43 PM by TSGal

    ODBC won't connect with Filemaker Pro opened



      ODBC won't connect with Filemaker Pro opened


      FileMaker Server



      Operating system version

      Windows 2008

      Description of the issue

      I can't connect via ODBC to the FM server unless FM Pro is already opened.  I don't need to have anything actually opened in FM Pro, I just need FM Pro running.  This is true from my own code and also the ODBC admin control panel.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      1) Create an ODBC connection to any FM database
      2) Make sure FM Pro is closed
      3) Try to test the connection - FAILURE
      4) Open FM Pro
      5) Test the ODBC connection again - GOOD

      Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

      Communication link failure