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Chapter 19. Importing Data into FileMake... > Importing from an ODBC Data Source

Importing from an ODBC Data Source

In addition to importing data from resources on a local disk drive, such as individual flat files or folders of text or image files, FileMaker Pro can also access data sources that may be visible only over a network of some kind. One such type of remote data source is represented by remote databases, which FileMaker can access using a widespread technology known as Open DataBase Connectivity (ODBC).

How ODBC Works

A full discussion of ODBC technologies is beyond the scope of this book. We'll have to be content with a fairly thorough overview.


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