Accessing external data sources

You can connect to and work with data in external data sources in much the same way that you work with data in the current, active FileMaker Pro file. For example, you can:

  • create tables in the relationships graph for other FileMaker Pro files and ODBC data sources
  • work with data from other files in FileMaker fields and layouts
  • add supplemental fields to ODBC tables to perform unstored calculations or to summarize data in the ODBC tables
  • add, change, and delete external data interactively
  • create relationships between fields in FileMaker tables and fields (also called "columns") in ODBC tables
  • construct SQL queries for importing via ODBC. See Querying an ODBC data source from FileMaker Pro.