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ODBC Data Source (ODBC or SQl Native Client)

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    DLTaylor is offline Novice
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    ODBC Data Source (ODBC or SQl Native Client)

    Hello Everyone,

    Im new to the forum and hope somebody can help.

    Im developing my first MS Access DB with a SQL 2017 BE.

    When i set-up the Data Source i have a few options that work. 2 in particular:

    ODBC Driver 13 for SQL Server
    SQL Server Native Client 11.0

    Which option would you suggest i opt for when setting up users?


    (are there any considerations / performance benefits etc..)

    Any advice very welcome!
    Kind regards

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    Assuming you are in a corporate environment I would check what they have installed by default on the end users systems.
    I decided to develop with and use native client 11, only to find it needed installing on everyone's machine.

    By inclination I would generally always use the latest compatible driver as it will generally perform better, and support newer features better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minty View Post
    Assuming you are in a corporate environment I would check what they have installed by default on the end users systems.
    I decided to develop with and use native client 11, only to find it needed installing on everyone's machine.

    By inclination I would generally always use the latest compatible driver as it will generally perform better, and support newer features better.

    Thanks for reply - its small corporate (6 users) - all will eventually all be on windows 10 pro o/s. (but not now). There are no standard builds & i will have to add the drives.

    Knowing that ... is there a difference between the 2 below (they sound quite different but both achieve the same thing)

    ODBC Driver 13 for SQL Server

    SQL Server Native Client 11.0

    Kind regards
    Dan

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    Minty is offline Hacker
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    This page has some very in depth answers https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...r-odbc-drivers
    No point in me trying to elaborate on that lot !

    However the latest is the ODBC Driver 13 for SQL Server and seems to be where Microsoft is pointing you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minty View Post
    This page has some very in depth answers https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...r-odbc-drivers
    No point in me trying to elaborate on that lot !

    However the latest is the ODBC Driver 13 for SQL Server and seems to be where Microsoft is pointing you.
    Magic! - That's just what i was looking for. Thanks for your help

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