Executing Queries How-to Topics (ODBC)
SQL Server Native Client (SNAC) is not supported beyond SQL Server 2012. Avoid using SNAC in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use it. The Microsoft ODBC Driver for SQL Server provides native connectivity from Windows to Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL Database.
Executing an SQL statement in an ODBC application requires allocating a statement handle, setting statement attributes, and preparing and executing the SQL statement.