Filemaker Pro

Filemaker Pro

This page outlines the steps to connect Filemaker Pro to the CData Connect Cloud Virtual SQL Server API.


Before you connect, you must first do the following:

  • Connect a data source to your CData Connect Cloud account. See Connections for more information.
  • Generate a Personal Access Token (PAT) on the Settings page. Copy this down, as it acts as your password during authentication.

Connecting to CData Connect Cloud

To establish a connection from Filemaker Pro to the CData Connect Cloud Virtual SQL Server API, follow these steps.

Connect from Mac

  1. Download and install the Actual ODBC Driver for SQL Server.

  2. Configure a DSN using the Actual ODBC driver by setting the following:

    • URL:
    • Port: Change the port from 1433 to 14333
    • Username: your Connect Cloud email
    • Password: the PAT you created earlier
  3. When you import data from the DSN in Filemaker Pro, you must modify the queries because the auto-generated queries do not work. The queries must include fully-qualified table names, including the Catalog. CData recommends that you copy queries generated from the Data Explorer after you test them.

The following is an example query:

SELECT [Salesforce1].[Salesforce].[Account].[Id], [Salesforce1].[Salesforce].[Account].[Name] FROM [Salesforce1].[Salesforce].[Account]

Connect from Windows

Connecting to Connect Cloud directly from Filemaker Pro on Windows is not yet supported. Reach out to for alternative solutions.