Create ODBC connection in Visual Studio with Devart ODBC Drivers

Microsoft Visual Studio is an IDE for developing applications, web services, websites, and applications that connect to data in any product or database service in any format, on the local computer or network, in a public, private, or hybrid cloud. In Visual Studio, you can develop applications in a C#, C++, Visual Basic or any other programming language using Devart ODBC drivers to access databases, clouds apps, and services. With Devart ODBC drivers, you can also browse and manage databases and cloud sources by using Server Explorer directly in Visual Studio.

Key Features

Direct mode

Native connection to traditional databases and cloud-based services from Visual Studio using an ODBC driver. No need to use client software to establish a Visual Studio ODBC connection and fetch your sales figures table from databases, such as Oracle, MySQL, or PostgreSQL, and cloud services, such as Salesforce, QuickBooks, or Zoho CRM.

SQL data type mapping

Full support and mapping of data source-specific SQL data types to the standard ODBC data types. Access diverse data stores from Visual Studio through a unified interface with exceptional speed. You can create custom mappings between data source fields and ODBC data types.

Secure connection

Devart ODBC drivers use SSL / SSH and HTTPS tunneling to protect user data as it flows between a remote server and Visual Studio over the Internet. Tunneling allows you to send communications securely between machines.

ANSI SQL-92 standard support for cloud services

Devart ODBC drivers address one of the major challenges of retrieving data from email marketing, CRM, accounting, and other cloud applications into Visual Studio: their lack of adequate API support for SQL-92 standard SQL commands. Our drivers are designed to get the most out of cloud service APIs.

Why pick Devart ODBC Drivers for Visual Studio?

Fully Unicode-compliant ODBC drivers

Fully Unicode-compliant ODBC drivers

Unicode is the universal standard for encoding characters in most languages. Our ODBC drivers provide a Unicode-compliant way to work with strings and characters in databases: they are capable of mapping Unicode function calls and string data types to ANSI encoding.

All major versions of data stores are supported

All major versions of data stores are supported

Our ODBC drivers can be used to interact and perform SQL CRUD operations on popular traditional databases and cloud services from Visual Studio, such as MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, Salesforce, or Mailchimp.

Regular feature update rollouts and timely bug fixes

Regular feature updates and timely bug fixes

We frequently release new versions of ODBC drivers with new capabilities or enhancements for already existing features. Changes and new features are added to the roadmap based on customer feedback. Bug fixes and minor improvements are released as nightly builds to resolve issues in a timely fashion.

Strict compliance with Microsoft ODBC 3.52 Specification

Strict compliance with Microsoft ODBC 3.52 Specification

Our ODBC drivers provide full support for the standard Open Database Connectivity API functions and data types. ODBC interface allows Visual Studio to connect to ODBC databases using the SQL language. Additionally, we have designed Advanced Connection String parameters that implement different types of behavior.

Exceptional SQL query performance and bulk updates

Exceptional SQL query performance and bulk updates

Our ODBC drivers allow you to perform bulk record update in Visual Studio in a single update statement while maintaining decent update speed. When you need to update a table with a million records, you can use a single update operation which significantly reduces execution time compared to row-by-row operations.

Team of expert support engineers and community of developers

Team of expert support engineers and community of developers

Contact our friendly knowledgeable support team for assistance if have any questions about using our ODBC drivers with Visual Studio, or join our forum to discuss anything related to the database application development with other professional developers.

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How to connect Visual Studio to ODBC data source and access data in 3 steps

Install the driver and configure an ODBC data source in the driver settings

01. Install the driver and configure an ODBC data source. Start Visual Studio and select Tool > Connect to database (ODBC).

Install the ODBC driver for Visual Studio
Start Database Connection window and link to a database

02. Select Microsoft ODBC Data Source as Data Source and spesify the DSN. Test your connection and click Ok.

Choose ODBC driver in Visual Studio
Run a query against the data storage

03. In Server Explorer, expand the database and right-click on the table. Select Retrieve data to display it in a grid.

Retrieve database to Visual Studio