These drivers are fully functioning versions. You will be able to install the drivers and connect to your database. Without a license key, the driver will only return the first 3 rows from any query. Once you have purchased a license key, all rows will be returned from your queries.

Now compatible with Mac OS Sonoma on both Intel and Apple Silicon Macs.

Note: if you previously installed a license key for version 4.2 or earlier, you will need to get a new key from our website before installing this version. You can upgrade your older license keys to version 5.0 by visting our upgrade center.


Actual ODBC Pack (for Mac OS - compatible with MacOS 14 Sonoma)

The Actual ODBC Pack installs the latest version of several Actual Technologies ODBC drivers. The included drivers and their version numbers are listed below:

  • Actual SQL Server 5.1.11 (Microsoft SQL Server and Sybase)
  • Actual Open Source Databases 5.1.11 (MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite)
  • Actual Oracle 5.1.11
  • Actual Access 5.1.11 (.mdb, .accdb, .xls, .csv and .txt files)


Actual ESS Adapter 1.7.1

This driver allows you to use FileMaker "External SQL Sources" (ESS) with Postgres and DB2 databases. It requires a native ODBC driver to be installed for the Postgres or DB2 database, and then presents that driver to FileMaker in a format that it can recognize for ESS.


If you have any questions during your evaluation of the drivers, please visit our support page, or e-mail us at

Database Compatibility

Actual SQL Server:

  • SQL Server 2000 or later, including all editions of SQL Server 2019
  • Microsoft Azure SQL Database
  • Sybase ASE 12 or later
  • Sybase ASA / iAnywhere 5.5 or later

Actual Oracle:

  • Oracle 10g Release 2 or later
  • Oracle Cloud Autonomous Database

Actual Open Source Databases:

  • MySQL 5.0 or later
  • MariaDB 5.3 or later
  • PostgreSQL 7.3 or later
  • SQLite 3.0 or later

Actual Access:

  • MS Access 97 or later
  • Tab delimited text files
  • Comma separated variable (CSV) files
  • Excel 97 or later spreadsheet files

Mac OS Compatibility

  • Mac OS 10.9 or later (including Sonoma)
  • Intel and Apple Silicon Macs
  • 64-bit applications