ODBC Driver for Magento

Connection Options

The following table describes the options that you can include in the connection string for Magento:

Option Description


The URL of your Magento store admin panel.

User ID

Magento API user login.

API users and keys are created and configured individually in Magento admin panel: see the Create Magento API User.

If you want to save the API Key in DSN Settings, select the Save API Key checkbox


API Key is used for secure authorization of API users to Magento store.

Proxy Host

If you are using Proxy for connection to your network, specify the Proxy server address in this option. To learn your Proxy server address, open Control Panel->Internet Options->Connections->LAN settings.


Specify the Proxy port here. You can learn Proxy Port in the same way as described above for the host.

Proxy User

If Proxy User authorization is used, specify Proxy user name (ID) in this option.

Proxy Password

If Proxy User authorization is used, specify Proxy user password in this option.

Advanced Settings

Option Description

Empty strings as NULL

To retrieve metadata, not all parameters according to MSDN can accept a null value. If NULL, the driver should return an error. But some 3rd-party tools pass NULL to the parameters. These options should be enabled for compatibility with such tools.

Allow NULL strings


Enables using local regional settings when converting numbers to string.


Enables using local regional settings when converting dates and times to string.

Sample connection string

domain=http://localhost/magento/admin;user: admin;password: admin;apikey=admin11111

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