SQL Server Native Client

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

SNAC, or SQL Server Native Client, is a term that has been used interchangeably to refer to ODBC and OLE DB drivers for SQL Server.

NOTE: It is not recommended to use this driver for new development. The new OLE DB provider is called the Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server (MSOLEDBSQL) which will be updated with the most recent server features going forward.

For more information and to download the SNAC or ODBC Drivers, visit SNAC lifecycle explained.

For more information on ODBC Driver for SQL Server, see Microsoft ODBC Driver for SQL Server on Windows. See also, Introducing the new Microsoft ODBC Drivers for SQL Server, and ODBC Driver 13.1 for SQL Server released.

Information on the SQL Server Native Client features released with SQL Server 2012 (11.x), the last available version of SQL Server native Client:

ODBC in SQL Server Native Client supports three features that were added to standard ODBC in the Windows 7 SDK:

See also

Install SQL Server Native Client
SQL Server Native Client Features