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odbc xls

Question asked by robbin on Apr 7, 2016
Latest reply on Apr 20, 2016 by robbin

Dear Community,


I just started with FMP as a solution.




The idea (not sure if filemaker supports our thoughts)

We would like to use FMP on a Ipad to modify an external XLS(x) hosted within the company.

On the FMS server (windows) we succesfully created a ODBC to an XLS, which we use as a DB.


Within filemaker we succesfully linked the ODBC data source via "manage external data sources".



When we choose to add a table and select the ODBC data source we get the notification "the ODBC data source you have selected is not supported"


Any ideas or advices?

We know that an alternative is to use the build-in FMP database and later export this DB to XLS(x) but i think that the scenario above is more user-friendly (if possible ofcourse ;-))