FileMaker Server 7 ODBC Issues
FileMaker Server 7
Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server Service Pack 2 (version 5.2)
Goal: Connect via ODBC to client database.
I understand that I need FileMaker Server advanced in order to have ODBC connection capabilities.
Issue #1: Can't upgrade because of limited funds. My client is a non-profit organization that can't afford an upgrade to the latest version of FileMaker Server Advanced. I also understand FileMaker Server 7 Advanced is no longer supported, so that is out as a cheaper alternative.
As a hack, I was thinking of copying the databases and hosting them from FileMaker Pro 7. Then writing a script that will run a daily copy/paste to update the files. Is this possible?
Any other ideas or suggestions?
I have not had much response from the FileMaker community no matter where I post. When asked by a project manager this morning whether we should consider solutions utilizing FileMaker, I voted no based on the lackluster community.