Microsoft ODBC Specification
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Microsoft ODBC 4.0 Specification


Microsoft ODBC is a widely adopted, standard, client-side API for accessing data.

Microsoft ODBC version 4.0 is a new version of ODBC for modern data sources that adds support for features such as:

  1. Private drivers
  2. Additional capability reporting
  3. Language extensions through additional SQL Escape Clauses1) Semi-structured data – Tables whose schema may not be defined or may change on a row-by-row basis
  4. Hierarchical Data – Data with nested structure (structured fields, lists)
  5. Web Authentication model

Contributing to Microsoft ODBC Specification

Contributions to the Microsoft ODBC Specification are welcome and encouraged.

IMPORTANT By participating in this project you agree to abide by the terms of the Contribution Agreement.