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SOCI - The C++ Database Access Library

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Originally, SOCI was developed by Maciej Sobczak at CERN as abstraction layer for Oracle, a Simple Oracle Call Interface. Later, several database backends have been developed for SOCI, thus the long name has lost its practicality. Currently, if you like, SOCI may stand for Simple Open (Database) Call Interface or something similar.

"CERN is also a user of the SOCI library, which serves as a database access layer in some of the control system components."

-- Maciej Sobczak at Inspirel


SOCI library is distributed under the terms of the Boost Software License.



  • Compile with C++14 support (please use 4.0 series for C++98 support) or MSVS 2015 or later.
  • Optionally: Boost C++ Libraries (header-only and Boost.DateTime).

Backend specific client libraries for:

  • DB2
  • Firebird
  • MySQL
  • ODBC with specific database driver
  • Oracle
  • PostgreSQL
  • SQLite 3

See documentation at for details

BSL © Maciej Sobczak and contributors.