Create ODBC connection in Microsoft Access with Devart ODBC Drivers

Microsoft Access is a database management system that combines the relational database engine with a graphical user interface and software development tools. Access allows you to form tables, queries to derive data from them, forms for data entry and graphic display, create reports and web pages. You can also add functionality to a database using an Access macro or VBA programming language. Microsoft Access is well-suited both for individuals and small businesses.
Devart ODBC drivers that support all modern versions of Microsoft Access allow accessing databases, services, and clouds applications. Through an ODBC connection, you can store the data in your database in two ways – create a linked table and link to the source data or import source data into a database.

Key Features

Direct mode

Native connection to traditional databases and cloud-based services from Microsoft Access using an ODBC driver. No need to use client software to establish a Microsoft Access ODBC connection and fetch your sales figures table from databases, such as Oracle, MySQL, or PostgreSQL, and cloud services, such as Salesforce, QuickBooks, or Zoho CRM.

SQL data type mapping

Full support and mapping of data source-specific SQL data types to the standard ODBC data types. Access diverse data stores from Microsoft Access through a unified interface with exceptional speed. You can create custom mappings between data source fields and ODBC data types.

Secure connection

Devart ODBC drivers use SSL / SSH and HTTPS tunneling to protect user data as it flows between a remote server and Microsoft Access over the Internet. Tunneling allows you to send communications securely between machines.

ANSI SQL-92 standard support for cloud services

Devart ODBC drivers address one of the major challenges of retrieving data from email marketing, CRM, accounting, and other cloud applications into Microsoft Access: their lack of adequate API support for SQL-92 standard SQL commands. Our drivers are designed to get the most out of cloud service APIs.

How to connect Microsoft Access to ODBC data source and access data in 3 steps

Install the driver and configure an ODBC data source in the driver settings

01. Create a DSN. In Access, select External Data > ODBC Drivers. Specify the way to store data and click Ok.

Install the ODBC driver for Microsoft Access
Start SQL Server Management Studio and create a linked server

02. Choose Machine Data Source as ODBC Data Source. Select the needed database to retrieve data from and click Ok.

Select Database Source in Access
Run a query against the data storage

03. Select the necessary tables from Linked Tables and click Ok. Access will display the data from your tables.

Retrieve tables from linked database in Access

ODBC Data Connectors

Fast and unified access to databases

We offer you optimal data access by means of ODBC and native database client libraries. However, you can avoid using client libraries, since our ODBC drivers are able to connect via the native protocol directly without using client software at all.

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Direct access to data

Why pick Devart ODBC Drivers for Access?

Fully Unicode-compliant ODBC drivers

Fully Unicode-compliant ODBC drivers

Unicode is the universal standard for encoding characters in most languages. Our ODBC drivers provide a Unicode-compliant way to work with strings and characters in databases: they are capable of mapping Unicode function calls and string data types to ANSI encoding.

All major versions of data stores are supported

All major versions of data stores are supported

Our ODBC drivers can be used to interact and perform SQL CRUD operations on popular traditional databases and cloud services from Microsoft Access, such as MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, Salesforce, or Mailchimp.

Regular feature update rollouts and timely bug fixes

Regular feature updates and timely bug fixes

We frequently release new versions of ODBC drivers with new capabilities or enhancements for already existing features. Changes and new features are added to the roadmap based on customer feedback. Bug fixes and minor improvements are released as nightly builds to resolve issues in a timely fashion.

Strict compliance with Microsoft ODBC 3.52 Specification

Strict compliance with Microsoft ODBC 3.52 Specification

Our ODBC drivers provide full support for the standard Open Database Connectivity API functions and data types. ODBC interface allows Microsoft Access to connect to ODBC databases using the SQL language. Additionally, we have designed Advanced Connection String parameters that implement different types of behavior.

Exceptional SQL query performance and bulk updates

Exceptional SQL query performance and bulk updates

Our ODBC drivers allow you to perform bulk record update in Microsoft Access in a single update statement while maintaining decent update speed. When you need to update a table with a million records, you can use a single update operation which significantly reduces execution time compared to row-by-row operations.

Team of expert support engineers and community of developers

Team of expert support engineers and community of developers

Contact our friendly knowledgeable support team for assistance if have any questions about using our ODBC drivers with Microsoft Access, or join our forum to discuss anything related to the database application development with other professional developers.

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