How to access to FileMaker via VB 6

Posted on 2005-04-01
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Last Modified: 2010-04-27
How should i connect to FileMaker database through VB 6? I cannot find the drivers listed under ODBC Datasources.

Question by:dilzone4u
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billmercer earned 100 total points
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You may need to install the ODBC drivers separately. With FM7, there's a separate installer.

Also, there is a bug that may prevent the FM 7 ODBC driver from showing up in the list of available drivers.
Sometimes a bogus registry entry labeled (default) is created in the registry. This prevents the drivers from appearing.

As always, make a backup before editing the registry. Go to this registry key,
and look for an entry at the top labeled (Default) that has a blank value. Delete this value, and it should be immediately recreated, but this time it will show (Value not set) as the contents. Now the ODBC drivers should be visible. You might need to reboot.

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