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ODBC connection to remote SQL database

Question asked by CarlSowden on Aug 28, 2011
Latest reply on Mar 27, 2012 by Padster

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ODBC connection to remote SQL database

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Hi there,

 

looking for some advice on connecting Filemaker to the SQL backend of a web portal that's hosted remotley via ODBC.

 

I'm running Filemaker Server 11 Advanced and Filemaker Pro 11 Advanced.

 

Basically, our web portal is hosted by someone else and I want to make create a connection between them and us.

 

All i really need to know is how to set up the ODBC data source - once the data source is set up, it should be smooth sailing from there.

 

I've gone to start --> control pannel --> administration tools --> ODBC but i dont know what to do from there... i have set up internal data sources before (hosted on our server) but the remote type connection is beyond me.

 

Any advice on this would be much appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

Carl.

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