2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 12, 2014 6:42 AM by planteg

    FMP Advanced 12 and DSN

    planteg

      Hi all,

       

      here is the context:

       

      Operating System: Windows 7 Pro

      FileMaker: Pro Advanced 12.0V4

       

      I am in module 11 of FileMaker training series. I am instructed to create a System DSN to the SQL Server demo database. Up to now everything is fine, the DSN works fine.

       

      Then I pick File > Import Records > ODBC Data Source... and my newly created DSN does not show. Looking at the displayed DSNs, I see that they are all User DSN . Is it an error in the course material, a bug in that version of FileMaker, or else ?

       

      Then I created a User DSN and manage to import the data as instructed. Going to Manage > Database... Tables tab, I found strange things:

       

      Tables_Italic.jpg

       

      What are tables with information in Italic ? I looked into the database pointed to by the DSN, and these strange tables are in that db. I must add I tried a few times importing from that db, that may explain why the tables are listed more than one time.

       

      Thanks