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Connect a field in a FM dabatase to a field in an ODBC connected database.

Question asked by V on Jan 9, 2012
Latest reply on Jan 9, 2012 by philmodjunk

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Connect a field in a FM dabatase to a field in an ODBC connected database.

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I'm relatively new to this whole arena, both database work and Filemaker as a whole.  Most of the work seems pretty straightforward, at least for the basics, but...

I'm sure this is largely a matter of ignorance on my part, and also that my book hasn't gotten here yet, so I must bug you good folks with a n00b question.

I'm trying to pull data from a MySQL database to a field in a FM database via ODBC.  Let's say I have a field 'Email'.  When a record is pulled, I am hoping to get the Filemaker database to query the Email field for a given record in the MySQL database.

I have been successful in connecting via ODBC to to MySQL database, at least it shows up in Manage Databases.

 

Can someone either give me a rough idea where to start or a decent tutorial/primer on this?

 

Many Thanks.

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