We have done quite a few of these how-to videos, and they’ve all explored an essential item in getting Fishbowl up and running. Now it’s time to take another big step into the world of Fishbowl’s software by taking a look at how to set up ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) connection to the Fishbowl database.
Two Paths to Setting Up an ODBC Connection
Would you like to integrate Fishbowl with UPS Worldship, FedEx Ship Manager, and/or Endicia? Then you need to set up an ODBC connection.
The way that you set up an ODBC connection depends on whether your computer uses a 32-bit or 64-bit system. Once you’ve checked that, go into your Fishbowl file from the Start menu and open the ODBC folder, which contains a Firebird ODBC installer. Installing the ODBC is quite simple and can be done in just a few click strokes.
After you’ve completed that step, things diverge and get a little complex. Luckily, the video above goes through all of the steps for what to do if you have a 32-bit system or a 64-bit one. So you’re covered either way.
Next Video: How to Integrate with UPS WorldShip
We’re going to keep going on the theme of shipping next week with a video explaining how to integrate Fishbowl with UPS WorldShip. We’ll see you next week.
Until then, you can go back and enjoy all of the other videos in this series:
- How to Install the Fishbowl Server
- How to Create a New Database in Fishbowl
- How to Connect a Client to the Fishbowl Server
- How to Navigate the Fishbowl Client
- How to Add Data to the Fishbowl Database
- How to Find What You’re Looking for in the Fishbowl Wiki
- How to Contact Fishbowl Support
- How to Fix a Common Error When Exporting to QuickBooks
- How to Migrate Your Fishbowl Server
- How to Enter a New Fishbowl Software License Key
- How to Update the Fishbowl Server
Robert Lockard is a copywriter with Fishbowl. He writes for several blogs about inventory management, manufacturing, QuickBooks, and small business. Fishbowl is the #1-requested manufacturing and warehouse management software for QuickBooks users. Robert enjoys running, reading, writing, spending time with his wife and children, and watching movies.