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The SQL Server Native Client...

...contains the SQL Server ODBC driver and the SQL Server OLE DB provider in one native dynamic link library (DLL) supporting applications using native-code APIs (ODBC, OLE DB and ADO) to Microsoft SQL Server.

 

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Native API for SQL Server FAQ
This FAQ answers some basic questions about SQL Server Native Client and about ODBC and OLE DB in general.

SQL Server Native Client Programming
Microsoft SQL Server Native Client contains the SQL OLE DB provider and SQL ODBC driver in one native dynamic link library (DLL) supporting applications using native-code APIs (ODBC, OLE DB and ADO) to Microsoft SQL Server.

Features of SQL Server Native Client
In addition to exposing features contained in the most recent version of the Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC), SQL Server Native Client also implements many other features to take advantage of functionality provided by SQL Server.

Building Applications Using SQL Server Native Client
The topics in this section include upgrading from MDAC to SQL Server Native Client, using the SQL Server Native Client header and library files, and an overview of the various connection strings that can be used with SQL Server Native Client.

SQL Server Native Client (ODBC)
The SQL Server Native Client ODBC driver is 3.x compliant. SQL Server programs that are written using the SQL Server Native Client ODBC driver communicate with SQL Server through C function calls.

SQL Server Native Client (OLE DB)
The SQL Server Native Client OLE DB provider is an OLE DB version 2.0–compliant provider. The SQL Server Native Client OLE DB provider exposes interfaces to consumers wanting access to data on one or more computers running an instance of SQL Server 2008 or earlier supported versions.

Team Blog Posts

Microsoft SQL Server Native Client

Introducing the new Microsoft ODBC Drivers for SQL Server
Today, we are happy to announce availability of new Microsoft ODBC Drivers for SQL Server on Windows... more
Wednesday, Jan 23 dpblogs
Preview Release of the SQL Server [C/C++] ODBC Driver for Linux
This has been re-posted from the SQL Server Team Blog. In our continued commitment to interoperabili... more
Wednesday, Nov 30 dpblogs
Announcing Microsoft SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux
Greetings Developer community: We heard yesterday and today at the PASS conference about the exciti... more
Wednesday, Oct 12 dpblogs
Annual SQL Connectivity Customer Survey [Date extended]
Greetings to the Developer community: Thank you very much for an overwhelming response on our survey... more
Wednesday, Sep 7 Rohan Lam - MSFT

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