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Error when trying to access Filemaker of different PC host

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Hello world! :grin:

Has anybody encountered the type of error below

when trying to connect Vectorworks

with a Filemaker Pro file from a different PC host?

*Points to Consider:

1. I installed 32 bit client driver

but it does not reflect when I access ODBC

so I cannot start the process to connect to database.

2. I installed 64 bit client driver

but it gives me the error below,


"[FileMaker][FileMaker] xDBC client

must be on the same computer as FileMaker Pro"

Thank you in advance for the assistance! :blush:



Edited by Mikaymikz

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Do you mean VW is on one box, Filemaker is on another, and Filemaker is local, i.e., not hosted from Filemaker Server?

If so, that is expected behavior. A local Filemaker client will connect only to an ODBC source on the same box.

John Weinshel

Associate Member, Filemaker Business Alliance

Certified for Filemaker 13

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Yes :)

If you are using FileMaker 13, you need the Server edition to use ODBC. If the machine where Vectorworks is not the server machine, you need to enter the IP address to the server in the DSN.

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