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Chapter 20. Getting Data Out of FileMake... > Accessing FileMaker Data Using ODBC/...

Accessing FileMaker Data Using ODBC/JDBC

In the preceding chapter, you learned the basics of how to use ODBC to import data into FileMaker Pro. In this chapter, you're going to learn how to use Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) and a similar technology, Java Database Connectivity (JDBC), to move data out of FileMaker. Both technologies use SQL as their query language. JDBC is designed for use with Java, whereas a variety of programming languages and tools can be used to access the ODBC interface.

CAUTION

We need to start off with an important piece of information: As of this writing, only the Windows versions of FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Developer, and FileMaker Server 7 Advanced can act as ODBC/JDBC hosts. The Mac OS X versions of the products do not have this functionality, although that is expected to change in the future. All the instructions that follow refer to only the Windows versions of these products.



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