What is ODBC in relation to FileMaker?

ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) is a standardized database interface that allows access to other databases via SQL. ODBC drivers are available for many different database systems. ODBC drivers are managed under Windows and Mac OS X within an ODBC administrator area. FileMaker includes an ODBC interface, with which it is possible to access other database systems directly from FileMaker and use the remote data tables as an external data source in FileMaker. Read more >>>