Turn on the Data API

To work, LCFM Native requires a minimum of FileMaker Pro 18 and FileMaker Server 17. It will not work with earlier versions of FileMaker. You can install a copy of FM Server on your local computer for testing purposes. For instructions on installing FM Server please go here. This lesson assumes you have installed it and made a note of your username and password for access.

LCFM Native uses the Data API, therefore it needs to be turned on.

Sign in to your FM Server console. For this lesson, I am using localhost, you can also use a remote server. The url to sign in through your browser for localhost is


Click on the Connectors tab (1), and then on FileMaker Data API (2)

Turn on the Data API.


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