ODBC Connection Manager

An ODBC connection manager enables a package to connect to a variety of database management systems using the Open Database Connectivity specification (ODBC).

When you add an ODBC connection to a package and set the connection manager properties, SQL Server Integration Services creates a connection manager and adds the connection manager to the Connections collection of the package. At run time the connection manager is resolved as a physical ODBC connection.

The ConnectionManagerType property of the connection manager is set to ODBC.

You can configure the ODBC connection manager in the following ways:

  • Provide a connection string that references a user or system data source name.

  • Specify the server to connect to.

  • Indicate whether the connection is retained at run time.

Configuration of the ODBC Connection Manager

You can set properties through SSIS Designer or programmatically.

For more information about the properties that you can set in SSIS Designer, click one of the following topic:

ODBC Connection Manager UI Reference

Use the Configure ODBC Connection Manager dialog box to add a connection to an ODBC data source.

To learn more about the ODBC connection manager, see ODBC Connection Manager.

Options

Data connections
Select an existing ODBC connection manager from the list.

Data connection properties
View properties and values for the selected ODBC connection manager.

New
Create an ODBC connection manager by using the Connection Manager dialog box. This dialog box also lets you create a new ODBC data source if it is required.

Delete
Select a connection, and then delete it by using the Delete button.

See Also

Integration Services (SSIS) Connections