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Microsoft states: OleDB out - enjoy ODBC!

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  • Microsoft states: OleDB out - enjoy ODBC!

    Hello:

    This is a newbie question. In this Delphi related blog, it is stated that MS is dropping ADO/OLE-DB
    support in favour of ODBC.

    See:
    http://blog.synopse.info/post/2012/0...-enjoy-ODBC%21.

    "Microsoft is Aligning with ODBC for Native Relational Data Access
    ...
    We encourage you to adopt ODBC in the development of your new and future
    versions of your application. You don't need to change your existing
    applications using OLE DB, as they will continue to be supported on Denali
    throughout its lifecycle. While this gives you a large window of opportunity
    for changing your applications before the deprecation goes into effect, you
    may want to consider migrating those applications to ODBC as a part of your
    future roadmap."


    The original MS blog entry "Microsoft is Aligning with ODBC for Native
    Relational Data Access" can be found at:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlnativecli...ta-access.aspx


    Also, there is the Wikipedia OLE-DB article at:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OLE_DB#Support_status .

    "Support status
    Microsoft's release of SQL Server 2012 (internal code: 'Denali') is the last
    to include an OLE DB provider for SQL Server, but support will continue for
    7 years.[1] According to a related Microsoft FAQ,[2] "Providers like ADO.Net
    which can run on top of OLE DB will not support OLE DB once the latter is
    deprecated", but the same answer in the FAQ states that the original post
    relates only to the OLE DB provider for SQL Server, so the position of OLE
    DB itself remains unclear. The same FAQ states that ODBC performs better
    than OLE DB in most cases."


    How does this development affect the future plans for Alpha Five, if at all?

    Thanks,
    Jerry

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    Re: Microsoft states: OleDB out - enjoy ODBC!

    It probably doesn't affect it at all. Alpha has its own direct drivers to most of the databases, including MS SQL. None of us use ODBC or OLE to connect to our databases.
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