Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!


Click here to return to the 'How to access MySQL data in Filemaker via ODBC' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
How to access MySQL data in Filemaker via ODBC
Authored by: pweil on Feb 24, '04 02:06:44PM
I have been able to both import and update remote MySQL data with Filemaker 6 and the OpenLink driver (using a 30-day demo). That's the good news -- it does indeed perform queries and retirn (import) the results. The bad news (from my point of view) is that, aside from the fact that the driver is not free (as someone else pointed out), the FM interface for this is pretty clunky, even if you script the query (3 or 4 dialog boxes each time to ok the data source, user login, and query). And you can't create forms that will allow you to work easily with the data on the server. It has to be imported into a FileMaker file first. We're working on porting Rekall over to OS X; if it works, it will be a *much* better solution than FM.

[ Reply to This | # ]
How to access MySQL data in Filemaker via ODBC
Authored by: monroej on Aug 11, '04 01:05:43PM
Actual Technologies also makes a commercial ODBC driver for MySQL for Mac OS X that works with FileMaker Pro 6 or later. It has an installer, a DSN setup assistant, on-line help, and connection diagnostic tool.

Instructions for configuring FMP to work with the driver can be found in the FAQ. A free, non-expiring evaluation version is available for download (no registration required). The price for the full version is $30.

Jonathan Monroe
Actual Technologies - ODBC for OS X


[
Reply to This | # ]
How to access MySQL data in Filemaker via ODBC
Authored by: glenstorm on Jan 11, '05 01:32:38AM
. A free, non-expiring evaluation version is available for download (no registration required).

Except that the driver only allows the first three rows to be imported until you register.

[ Reply to This | # ]