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ODBC Import from MS Access to FileMaker Server DB

Question asked by smc on Jan 14, 2009
Latest reply on Jan 15, 2009 by smc

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ODBC Import from MS Access to FileMaker Server DB

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Long time MS Access user, short time FileMaker user.  Doing my best to figure it out.  But I've hit a wall.  I have an MS Access database that contains data that the user needs to 'push' to a FileMaker Server database.  Here is what I've done so far...

 

1. I've configured and ODBC connection (DataDirect 32-BIT SequeLink 5.5).

2. I've created an ODBC link within the MS Access DB that points to a table in my FileMaker Server DB.

3. I've created a query that identifies the MS Access records that need to be 'pushed' into my FileMaker Server DB.

4. I tested the query and it works fine as a 'Select' query (shows the appropriate records to be added).

5. I changed the query to an 'Append' query (to push it into FileMaker) and it auto detected the appropriate field names.  Everything looks just great.

6. When I try to actually 'run' the query, it fales with the following 3-line message:

 

   ODBC--insert on a linked table 'composition_FileMaker' failed.

 

   [DataDirect][ODBC SequeLink driver][ODBC Socket][DataDirect][ODBC FileMaker Driver][FileMaker]Cannot modify field(201)(#-511)

 

   [DataDirect][ODBC SequeLink driver][ODBC Socket][DataDirect][ODBC FileMaker Driver][FileMaker]QueryFailed (#-200)

 

I'm at a loss.  If I take this data and export it to a file, I can then manually import that file via FileMaker.  So, why is it that I cannot 'append' directly via the ODBC???

 

As I said, I'm not a FileMaker expert.  I'm more like a FileMaker 'Sophmore', which literally translates to 'smart fool' (I know just enough to be dangerous!).  I appreciate having a place where I can learn from those who have "Been there.  Done that.".

 

SMC

 

 

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