1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 8, 2012 11:37 AM by greglane

    Setting up data sources with FM Driver


      I have two data sources setup on my Mac using old Actual Drivers. I tried setting up the exact same data sources using the ODBC drivers included with the FM12 Installer and they fail every time I try to connect to that data source. Why would this happen? Are the ODBC drivers included with FileMaker 12 the ones I should be using?

        • 1. Re: Setting up data sources with FM Driver

          The FileMaker  ODBC driver should be installed on a client machine to allow connecting to FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Server Advanced as an ODBC data source.


          In other words, the driver has to match the data source. If you want to connect to a non-FileMaker data source, you'll need a different ODBC driver. The Actual Technologies drivers are the only supported choice for a Mac if you want to use FileMaker's ESS feature to connect to MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, or Oracle.


          The complete list of certified drivers for ESS can be found here: http://www.filemaker.com/support/technologies/sql.html