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Get Started Developing with the SQL Server Native Client


Install the SQL Server Native Client for Windows

The 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.

The package can be independently downloaded as part of the SQL Server feature pack.


Install the SQL Server ODBC Driver For Linux

The Microsoft SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux contains the SQL ODBC driver and tools ( BCP, SQLcmd).

 It supports applications using native-code ODBC APIs to Microsoft SQL Server.