ODBC Driver for Salesforce

Connection String Options - Salesforce ODBC Driver

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

Option Description


The server address to connect to. Devart ODBC Driver for Salesforce can connect to Salesforce.com, Force.com and Database.com servers. The default value is "login.salesforce.com".

User ID

Used to supply a unique User ID for connect to a Salesforce account. To learn your Salesforce User ID, refer to the Obtaining User ID and Security Token section.


Used to supply a password for login to Salesforce.

Security Token

Enter security token of your Salesforce account in this field. To learn your security token, see the Obtaining Security Token and User 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

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.


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.

Salesforce ODBC Connection String sample

DRIVER={Devart ODBC Driver for Salesforce};User ID=Your_Username;Password=******;Security Token=a6Lgob979LW4anxfbhtDgtukr

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