2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 11, 2011 3:26 PM by TimHidalgo

    Exporting to MySQL



      Exporting to MySQL

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      I am trying to find information on how I would export a test table that contains a container object.  I'm hoping to get that container object into a MySQL BLOB column.  Is there a script to do this?

        • 1. Re: Exporting to MySQL

          Tim Hidalgo:

          Thank you for your post.

          If you have a MySQL table set up as an external data source (ESS), binary blobs will not be mapped and are unavailable.  For all other data types, see Knowledge Base Article #6425 at:


          However, if you use the xDBC driver, then you can have MySQL access the Container field in FileMaker Pro and put the container object into a MySQL blob.  For example, using JDBC, you would use ResultSet.getBinaryStream().

          Let me know if you need additional clarification.

          FileMaker, Inc.

          • 2. Re: Exporting to MySQL

            Just to clarify, the solution to this problem cannot be done through a filemaker script correct.  We will need to use something like the PHP Filemaker API?