ODBC Driver for MongoDB

Connection Options

MongoDB Connection Options

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

Option Description

Data Source

Serves to supply the server name for login.


Used to specify the port number for the connection. 27017 by default.

User ID

Used to supply a user name for login.


Used to supply a password for login.


Used to set the name of the database.

Client Library

Used to specify the libmongoc client library location.

BSON Library

Used to specify the libbson client library location.

Allow Add Fields

If True, then when editing an existing document, it allows to add new fields to the document. True by default.

Complex As String

If True, then complex fields of a document (which are of object, array, timestamp, binary, regular expression or JavaScript type) are mapped as a single string field and their content is displayed in the Extended JSON format. If False, such fields are mapped as a set of their child fields. False by default.

Describe Amount

Specifies the number of sample documents used to create a list of fields in the dataset. The default value is 25.

Additional Servers

Specifies additional servers to connect to, separated by commas. Each server has to be specified in the host[:port] format as it is described in the official MongoDB documentation.

Connection Options

Connection specific options. See official MongoDB documentation for a full description of these options.

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.

Example Connection String

Data Source=;Port=27017;Database=mydb;User ID=;Password=;

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