This page contains a subset of instructions on configuring FileMaker to access the Data Warehouse. For details on the overall process, see: Accessing the Data Warehouse with FileMaker - Configuration Instructions
Important: The ODBC connection is set up on the machine where the FileMaker database lives. If the database is hosted with FileMaker Server (strongly recommended), this is the server machine; if it's a local single-user file, this is the user's machine. These instructions are for Windows; instructions for Macintosh systems may be found at Accessing the Data Warehouse with FileMaker - Configuring ODBC for Macinsoth.
Download and install the Oracle 11gR2 Client for Windows.
Note: Choose the 64-bit version of the Oracle Client. The only exception to this is if the FileMaker database will live on the client machine, and the user is running a 32-bit version of FileMaker Pro (only applies to versions 14 and earlier).
- Go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > ODBC Data Sources (64-bit).
- Click the System DSN tab.
- Click the Add button.
- From the list of available drivers, select Oracle in OraClient11g_home1 and click Finish.
- In the Oracle ODBC Driver Configuration window, fill in the following fields:
- Data Source Name: warehouse.
- Description: a short description of the data source (optional)
- TNS Service Name: warehouse
- UserID: leave blank
- Click Test Connection.
- Enter your Data Warehouse username and password and click OK.
The test results are displayed.
Click OK to return to the Oracle ODBC Driver Configuration screen.
- If the test fails, check your settings for typographical errors.
- Click OK.
- The new connection appears in the list of System Data Sources.
Click OK to close the ODBC Data Source Administrator.
Now we are ready to create a connection to the Data Warehouse in the FileMaker database. Return to Accessing the Data Warehouse with FileMaker - Configuration Instructions and proceed to Step C: Configure FileMaker ODBC Connectivity.