SQL Server Native Client (OLE DB)

APPLIES TO: yesSQL Server yesAzure SQL Database yesAzure SQL Data Warehouse yesParallel Data Warehouse

The SQL Server Native Client OLE DB provider (SQLNCLI) is a low-level COM API that is used for accessing data. The SQL Server Native Client OLE DB provider is recommended for developing tools, utilities, or low-level components that need high performance. The SQL Server Native Client OLE DB provider is a native, high performance provider that accesses the SQL Server Tabular Data Stream (TDS) protocol directly.

SQL Server Native Client provides OLE DB support to applications connecting to SQL Server.

The SQL Server Native Client OLE DB provider is an OLE DB version 2.0-compliant provider.

Important

The SQL Server Native Client OLE DB (SQLNCLI) remains deprecated and it is not recommended to use it for new development work. Instead, use the new Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server (MSOLEDBSQL) which will be updated with the most recent server features.

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SQL Server Native Client Programming