Chapter 26

Working with External Data Sources


For some time FileMaker has provided tools to help users work with data from other sources. FileMaker 9 opened up many ODBC data sources in a revolutionary new way—from within our own databases! And now that Bento is part of the Macintosh culture there have been requests to get that data into FileMaker.

My thanks to Beverly Voth from Tier3 Data & Web in London, Kentucky, who put some test files on a remote server for developers to use so I didn’t have to learn some other database system in order to tell you how this great feature works.

And thanks also to Jonathan Monroe from Actual Technologies in Libertyville, Illinois, makers of ODBC drivers for Mac OS X, who provided test drivers ...

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