[Tutor] Filemaker interactions
witham.ian at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 23:36:54 CEST 2007
I thought I'd update on my Filemaker Pro 6 situation.
The PyFileMaker module (CGI based access) is meeting my requirements at
present, although record searches with a large number of results are a
If my project grows much larger in scope I will certainly look into the
Thanks for the suggestions.
On 8/26/07, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
> On 2007-08-01 23:41, Ian Witham wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I'm hoping someone here can put me on the right track with some broad
> > concepts here.
> > What I am hoping to achieve is a simple HTML page to be served over
> > our company LAN, into which the users (Real Estate Agents) can enter a
> > property address or reference number.
> > My next thought was to have a Python CGI script query our filemaker
> > database of property listings, construct a PDF from the relevant
> > information, and finally return this PDF to the user.
> > At no stage do I want the user to have unfettered access to the
> > database or the ability to alter/delete records.
> > My question is: what is the most appropriate way for my script to
> > interact with Filemaker? Can this be done with Filemaker Pro 6?
> > According to the Filemaker Help, the "Local Data Access Companion"
> > shares the FileMaker Pro database with ODBC-compliant applications on
> > the same computer. Is this the right option?
> > Can my CGI script be an ODBC client? How? Would it need to be
> > Filemaker specific code or does ODBC have a standardised format?
> > I'm grateful for any advice and a nudge in the right direction.
> You could try our mxODBC extension for Python which will
> likely just work out of the box:
> with the Filemaker ODBC driver.
> Or give this module a try (if you have more time at hand
> and can do without a DB-API interface):
> It uses Filemaker's XML interface.
> Marc-Andre Lemburg
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