ODBC Driver for NetSuite

Connection String Options - NetSuite ODBC Driver

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

Option Description


Allows connecting to Sandbox instead of Production data.

User ID

Used to supply a user for login to NetSuite.


Used to supply a password for login to NetSuite.

Account ID

Used together with User ID and Password fields to authenticate to NetSuite, refer to the Obtaining Account ID and Application ID section.

Application ID

Used for authentication as well as User ID, Password and Acccount ID. To learn your NetSuite Application ID, refer to the Obtaining Account ID and Application ID section.

Proxy connection options

Option Description

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.

Proxy Port

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

Allow NULL strings

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.

Empty strings as NULL

ODBC Behavior

Used to set the behavior corresponding to the ODBC specification version that a third-party tool expects. The behavior of ODBC driver can be changed by setting a value for the SQL_ATTR_ODBC_VERSION attribute by calling the SQLSetEnvAttr function. But some third-party tools expect the driver to exhibit ODBC 2.x behavior, but forget to call SQLSetEnvAttr with the specified version or pass an incorrect value there. In this case, the required behavior can be explicitly specified in the Connection String by setting the ODBC Behavior parameter. The possible values are:

  • Default - default ODBC behavior determined by a third-party tool.
  • Ver 2.x - ODBC 2.x behavior is explicitly set.
  • Ver 3.x - ODBC 3.x behavior is explicitly set.

String Types

Sets the string value types returned by the driver as Default, Ansi or Unicode.

  • Default - the driver defines the string types.
  • Ansi - all string types will be returned as SQL_CHAR, SQL_VARCHAR and SLQ_LONGVARCHAR.
  • Unicode - all string types will be returned as SQL_WCHAR, SQL_WVARCHAR and SLQ_WLONGVARCHAR.

The option value should be changed if any third-party tool supports only Ansi string types or Unicode ones.


Enables using local regional settings when converting numbers to string.


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

Custom Tables

Allows accessing a custom table.

Custom Fields

Allows accessing custom table fields.


The time to wait while trying to establish a connection before terminating the attempt and generating an error.


The time to wait for a query execution result before terminating and generating an error.

NetSuite ODBC Connection String sample

DRIVER={Devart ODBC Driver for NetSuite};User ID=mrsmith@gmail.com;Password=da85au;Account ID=DTDSVR1809345;Application ID=4B7E39KC-S276-5647-5D88-678GP7972957

DRIVER={Devart ODBC Driver for NetSuite};Sandbox=True;User ID=mrsmith@gmail.com;Password=da85au;Account ID=DTDSVR1809345;Application ID=4B7E39KC-S276-5647-5D88-678GP7972957

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