ukdave Posted February 21, 2005 Share Posted February 21, 2005 Under Administrative Tools on my computer there are a number of default Data Source files installed with Windows XP(SP1). However, the only ODBC file present is: Microsoft ODBC for Oracle. Version 2.575.1022.0 File MSORCL32.DLL Date 20/02/2003 So to be able connect to FileMaker using an ODBC datasource at some time in the future I thought I would download the relevant file from the Filemaker website which can be found at http://www.filemaker.com/support/updaters.html I downloaded the file for Windows, clicked on Setup and everything installed it appeared with no problems. Went to C:ProgramsDataDirect and all seemed OK. So I selected the ODBC Administrator and fired that up which in turn opened up the ODBC Data Source Administrator in Administrative Tools. What follows is what I had to do next according to instructions in the help files: "Click the User DSN tab or the System DSN tab to list user or system data sources, respectively. To configure a new data source, click the Add button. A list of installed drivers appears. Select DataDirect 32-BIT SequeLink 5.4; then, click Finish." I became confused about the whole thing because the "DataDirect 32-BIT SequeLink 5.4" did not appear in the list of available drivers. Also I was expecting some reference to ODBC to be in the file name like the Oracle one. Please don't ask me why I want this anyway, because as an absolute evaluation beginner - I would not be able to answer that question!!! But I suppose somewhere down the road it will become clear....! I just thought I would get it sorted now - one less thing to think about. Is there something else I have to do to achieve the correct situation which as someone just starting out, I am overlooking Thanks for assisting me. David Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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