ODBC Driver for SQL Server

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Devart ODBC Driver for SQL Server provides a high-performance and feature-rich connectivity solution for ODBC-compliant applications to access SQL Server databases from Windows, macOS, and Linux, both 32-bit and 64-bit. Full support for standard ODBC API functions and data types implemented in our driver makes interaction of your application with SQL Server fast, easy and extremely handy.

Direct Connection

Our connectivity solution enables various ODBC-aware applications to establish a direct connection to SQL Server via TCP/IP to eliminate the need for SQL Server Сlient. Direct connection increases the speed of data transmission between an external application and SQL Server, which is crucial for data analysis in real time. It also streamlines the deployment process, since there is no need to distribute any additional client software with the driver.

Native Connectivity to SQL Server

What are some reasons to choose Devart ODBC Driver for SQL Server?


The driver is compatible with 3rd-party tools for data analysis, such as Microsoft Excel, and integrates with various IDEs and systems like Visual Studio, etc.

For the complete list of compatible tools and environments visit the Compatibility page.

Platforms Variety

ODBC Driver for SQL Server can be used with 32-bit and 64-bit applications on both x32 and x64 platforms, so there is no need to additionally configure the driver, applications or environment.

Fully Unicode-Compliant Driver

With our fully Unicode-compliant driver, you can properly retrieve and modify any data in multilingual SQL Server databases, regardless of their character set: Latin, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Chinese, etc., and in any language environment.

Features Overview

Cost-Effective Deployment

Cost-Effective Deployment

Our ODBC driver is a standalone installation file that doesn't require the user to deploy and configure any additional software such as a database client or a vendor library. Deployment costs are reduced drastically, especially when using the silent install method with an OEM license in large organizations that have hundreds of machines.

SSH and SSL Connection

Secure Connection

Work with SQL Server securely using SSL connection options provided in our driver along with the support for SSL protocol. You can also connect to SQL Server securely via SSH tunnel. SSH protocol is one of the most reliable protocols for data encryption.

Advanced Data Conversion

Advanced Data Conversion

We have implemented advanced Data Conversion mechanisms that provide bi-directional mapping between any SQL Server and ODBC data types.

ODBC Conformance

The driver provides full support for common ODBC interface:

  • ODBC API Functions support
  • ODBC Data Types support

Additionally, we support Advanced Connection String parameters to allow desktop or web applications to connect to SQL Server from various environments and platforms that support ODBC.

Bulk Updates

Bulk Updates

Moreover, with our driver you can perform bulk updates to SQL Server database by combining SQL statements into batches, thus simplifying and speeding up large data modification to SQL Server.

SQL Server Compatibility

SQL Server Compatibility

Our driver is compatible with major and the latest SQL Server versions.

  • SQL Server 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2005 (including Express edition)
  • SQL Server 2000 (including MSDE)
  • SQL Server 7
  • SQL Server Compact 4.0, 3.5, 3.1
High Performance

High Performance

Every operation with SQL Server becomes significantly faster using such capabilities of our driver as local data caching, connection pooling, and much more.

SQL Server Support


Visit our Support page to get instant support from experienced professionals, fast and detailed responses, user engagement and interaction, frequent builds with bug fixes, and much more.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the ODBC Driver for SQL Server?

The ODBC Driver for SQL Server is a tool that serves as an interface between an external program or a programming language and an ODBC data source. The driver uses the Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) application programming interface to access data in SQL and NoSQL database management systems using SQL as the query language. The ODBC driver processes ODBC function calls, sends SQL statements to the data source, and returns results to the application.

How do I install the ODBC Driver for SQL Server on Windows 10?

It’s recommended to first delete an older version of the driver if you have one installed. To install the ODBC Driver for SQL Server on Windows 10:

  1. Run the downloaded installer file.
  2. Read and accept the license agreement. Click Next.
  3. Select the installation directory for the ODBC driver for SQL Server. Click Next.
  4. In the Select Components tab, select which version of the driver to install (64-bit/32-bit).
  5. Confirm or change the Start Menu Folder and click Next.
  6. Input your activation key or choose Trial if you want to evaluate the product.
  7. After the installation is complete, click Finish.

How do I use ODBC?

Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) is an industry-standard application programming interface for database access. The ODBC Driver for SQL Server uses the ODBC interface to access data in database management systems. It allows an ODBC-compliant application to gain access to one or more data sources. ODBC drivers work under the control of an ODBC driver manager, which is a library that manages communication between the ODBC-aware application and ODBC drivers.