5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 19, 2009 8:32 AM by Karnel

    ODBC Driver for Mac



      ODBC Driver for Mac

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      We are wanting to tap into a external data source that is on a Sql Server box.  We are having trouble getting the driver to install on our MAC fm server.  We are following these instructions posted on fm support website:


      ODBC client driver installation (Mac OS) 

      If you have previously installed the ODBC client driver for Mac OS, install it before installing an updated version.

      To install the ODBC client driver: 

      From the folder /xDBC/ODBC Client Driver Installer, copy the file SequeLink.bundle to either your System or User library. If you don't have an /ODBC folder, create one manually:


      Copy SequeLink.bundle to this folder:


      System      /Library/ODBC/                   /Library/ODBC/SequLink.bundle/Contents/MacOS/ dylib

      User         /User/<user>/Library/ODBC   /User/<user>/Library/ODBC/SequeLink.bundle/Contents/MacOS/ivslk18.dylib


      This client driver has been tested with ODBC Administrator 1.0.1 (available with Mac OS 10.4).

      Important:  Use the ODBC Administrator bundled with the ODBC driver manager software recommended for your client application.




      It does not work.  It is like it does not istall.  When we add the datasource in the ODBC administrator we point to the driver but it doesn't work.


      We've installed on a Windows machine and it works just fine, however our fm server is a mac and we want to host the fm db on it.


      Getting desperate, please help! 

        • 1. Re: ODBC Driver for Mac

          Karnel wrote:

          We are wanting to tap into a external data source that is on a Sql Server box.


          This statement seems like you want to access your SQL data from FileMaker. Yet the rest of the post refers to using ODBC to grab data from FileMaker into something. Which was is it?


          If you are trying to get FMS to use data FROM SQL Server, then you will need to get the SQL driver from Actual Technologies.

          • 2. Re: ODBC Driver for Mac
               Sorry for not being clear. I am wanting to get fMS to use data FROM SQL Sever.  It is installing the SQL driver I'm having trouble with.  I was trying to install the driver that came with FM Server (SequelLink).  Do we have to buy a driver from Actual Technologies?
            • 3. Re: ODBC Driver for Mac
                 For a mac yes.
              • 4. Re: ODBC Driver for Mac



                Just for some clarification, the ODBC driver that comes with FileMaker Pro 10 is used for sharing FileMaker data with other applications using ODBC; not the other way around.  To have FileMaker Pro access an external application, you will need to acquire the driver for that external application.



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                • 5. Re: ODBC Driver for Mac
                     Thanks for clarifying, that helps a lot!