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Ways of Opening SQL Server Databases

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1. Opening through ODBC DSN (interface: ADO or BDE). Select 'ODBC data source' option and then select the ODBC DSN from the dropdown list. But first, you should create an ODBC DSN of the corresponding type using Windows administrative tools, and point it to the database.

2. Opening through connection string (interface: ADO). Select 'Connection string' option and write a connection string. This way is the most flexible one because it allows to specify many additional parameters in the connection string and override standard Exportizer connection behaviour. But it is recommended basically for advanced users. Here are basic connection strings (more examples and details can be found in the Internet):

Provider=sqloledb;Data Source=myServerAddress;Initial Catalog=myDataBase;User Id=myUsername;Password=myPassword;   (Microsoft OLE DB Provider for SQL Server must be installed)

Driver={SQL Server};Server=myServerAddress;Database=myDataBase;Uid=myUsername;Pwd=myPassword;   (Microsoft SQL Server ODBC Driver must be installed)

Provider=SQLNCLI;Server=myServerAddress;Database=myDataBase;Uid=myUsername;Pwd=myPassword;   (SQL Native Client 9.0 OLE DB provider must be installed; use it for SQL Server 2005, see note below)

Driver={SQL Native Client};Server=myServerAddress;Database=myDataBase;Uid=myUsername;Pwd=myPassword;   (SQL Native Client 9.0 ODBC Driver must be installed; use it for SQL Server 2005, see note below)

Provider=SQLNCLI10;Server=myServerAddress;Database=myDataBase;Uid=myUsername;Pwd=myPassword;   (SQL Server Native Client 10.0 OLE DB Provider must be installed; use it for SQL Server 2008)

Driver={SQL Server Native Client 10.0};Server=myServerAddress;Database=myDataBase;Uid=myUsername;Pwd=myPassword;   (SQL Server Native Client 10.0 ODBC Driver must be installed; use it for SQL Server 2008)

Provider=SQLNCLI11;Server=myServerAddress;Database=myDataBase;Uid=myUsername;Pwd=myPassword;   (SQL Server Native Client 11.0 OLE DB Provider must be installed; use it for SQL Server 2012)

Driver={SQL Server Native Client 11.0};Server=myServerAddress;Database=myDataBase;Uid=myUsername;Pwd=myPassword;   (SQL Server Native Client 11.0 ODBC Driver must be installed; use it for SQL Server 2012)

Notes
SQL Server client must be installed.
It is recommended to use SQL Server Native Client only for SQL Server 2005+ databases and when you need to use SQL Server 2005+ features.
This database type is supported only in Exportizer Pro.

See also

 Connection Strings Examples