Filemaker DSN configuration

Discussion created by Hudi on Oct 22, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 23, 2012 by ByteTheBullet



I would like to accomplish the following:


Add an AWS (Amazon web services) hosted sql2008 database as an external data source in filemaker.

For some reason this is proving to be quite challenging, grrrr.


I would like to note that I do not have any experience with ESS so I could be making rookie mistakes.


I need to import from the sql database to FM and the only way to do that is to add and external data source.


Steps I've taken so far.

1. Dowloaded the recommended ODBC manager.

2. installed the driver and

3. Added a new 'system dsn'


When I try to set the host like soScreen shot 2012-10-22 at 2.50.24 PM.png



i get the following error.Screen shot 2012-10-22 at 2.38.37 PM.png


any ideas of where I should start trouble shooting.


I would much appreciate all/any ideas