OLE DB Provider for ODBC

This document describes the Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC, explains the procedures for installing, configuring, and testing the provider, and lists the limitations of the current implementation.

Although using this provider is a convenient way to access data through ODBC data sources, it is possible to obtain better performance and reliability by using a native provider. For more information about other OLE DB providers written to access specific data stores, see Microsoft OLE DB Providers Overview, visit the Microsoft Data Access and Storage Developer Center, or contact your software vendor.

Security Considerations

Review OLE DB Security Best Practices for information about security with OLE DB.

This section contains the following topics: