Sharing FileMaker Pro data via ODBC or JDBCFileMaker Pro can serve as a for sharing your with - and -compliant applications.Important Prevent data from being inadvertently modified or deleted: other applications can update and delete unprotected, shared data. Review the you’ve assigned to that will access shared database files. As a minimum level of protection, specify database file accounts and passwords.To enable or change a file’s sharing status, you must open it with an account that has Manage extended privileges access privileges. See About accounts, privilege sets, and extended privileges for more information.
2. Choose File menu > Sharing > ODBC/JDBC.
3. For ODBC/JDBC Sharing, click On.Each FileMaker Pro database file can have one or more tables. FileMaker Pro fields are represented as columns. The complete field name, including any non-alphanumeric characters, displays as the column name.Avoid using spaces in the field names of database files you intend to share via ODBC and JDBC, because some query tools don’t allow spaces in column names.
Specify users by privilege set Users with accounts assigned one of the selected . Click Specify to select the privileges that accounts must have to access the shared database file. Accounts that need access to the database file require the fmxdbc extended privilege Access via ODBC/JDBC. Users must enter their account name and password defined in Accounts and Privileges.
7. Click OK or choose additional settings.Each FileMaker Pro database file that is open and set up for access is a separate data source (create a for each individual FileMaker database file you want to access).For details about supported SQL statements, expressions, Catalog functions, and client drivers, see the FileMaker ODBC and JDBC Guide. You can view this manual by choosing Help menu > Product Documentation > ODBC and JDBC Guide.Note In Windows, Microsoft Access can import only 32 or fewer fields at one time via ODBC from a FileMaker Pro database file.Important If you disable ODBC/JDBC sharing after it's already been on, FileMaker Pro stops serving data immediately. No errors are reported, and the client application must notify users that data is no longer available and transactions cannot be completed.