Microsoft ODBC Driver for SQL Server

ODBC is the primary native data access API for applications written in C and C++ for SQL Server. There is an ODBC driver for most data sources. Other languages that can use ODBC include COBOL, Perl, PHP, and Python. ODBC is widely used in data integration scenarios.

Microsoft ODBC Driver for SQL Server

Hardware and Software Requirements (ODBC)

Hardware Requirements

To use the ODBC Desktop Database Drivers, you must have:

  • An IBM-compatible personal computer.
  • A hard disk with 6 MB of free disk space.
  • At least 16 MB of random-access memory (RAM).

Software Requirements

To access data with an ODBC driver, you must have:

  • The ODBC driver.
  • The 32-bit ODBC Driver Manager, version 3.51 or later (Odbc32.dll).
  • Microsoft Windows 95 or later, or Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000.
  • A stack size of at least 20 KB for an application using a Microsoft ODBC driver.

Download ODBC Driver for SQL Server

Microsoft ODBC Driver for SQL Server is a single dynamic-link library (DLL) containing run-time support for applications using native-code APIs to connect to SQL Server. Use Microsoft ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server to create new applications or enhance existing applications that need to take advantage of newer SQL Server features.

Download for Windows

Version information

  • Release number: 17.6.1.1
  • Released: July 31, 2020

 Download Microsoft ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server (x64)
 Download Microsoft ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server (x86)

Download for Linux and macOS

The Microsoft ODBC Driver for SQL Server can be downloaded and installed using package managers for Linux and macOS using the relevant installation instructions:

Install ODBC for SQL Server (Linux)
Install ODBC for SQL Server (macOS)

Older Linux releases

 

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