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Connecting to FileMaker Pro using ODBC Driver

Question asked by ChrisA on Dec 16, 2008
Latest reply on Oct 24, 2012 by vantonbill


Connecting to FileMaker Pro using ODBC Driver


Hi all,


I am trying to connect to an existing FileMaker Pro database using the supplied ODBC drivers. My application is written in C# using Visual Studio 2005. I can successfully create the 'User DNS' in windows (Vista) for the correct database. In Visual Studio I can also create a data connection inside the Server Explorer for this ODBC DNS. All good so far :).


However, when I try to use this connection in code it errors...


"ERROR [IM002] [Microsoft][ODBC Drive Manager] Data source name not found and no default driver specified."


I have tried 2 different connection strings, both resulting in the same error...






So, has anyone got any examples/experience of writing a 3rd party application that uses ODBC drivers to connect to FileMaker Pro databases?


Many thanks.