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Urgent! Connecting FileMaker to Tableau

Question asked by bradypreston on Oct 25, 2017
Latest reply on Oct 26, 2017 by bigtom

Hey all,


I have searched the internet far and wide, including these forums. I have attempted to follow tutorials, and reached out to colleagues to try and determine the reason for FM not connecting to Tableau.


On these forums, the suggestion is to move to FM16 - That isn't an option currently. Our company uses 15, and even when I try to upgrade it via the program under Help, it closes the program and does not reopen it as it suggests it will do. I'm told by our IT Manager that we are not moving to 16 ($ perhaps).


Regardless, 15 is what we are using.


I have created the ODBC, I connect to it using Tableau, it reads the tables that are in the FM database, but after logging into FM/ODBC it simply states I do not have the access privileges - but I do. In fact, it doesn't even matter if our Sys Admin attempts to connect, it just won't.


I've installed the ODBC driver, having Sharing enabled in FM.


I desperately need this to work. Can anyone please shed some light and expertise on this issue? I would greatly, greatly appreciate it.