Thread: MS SQL Server General Questions/Enabling SQL Native Client from ADO

Enabling SQL Native Client from ADO
To enable the usage of SQL Native Client, ADO applications will need to implement the following keywords in their connection strings:



For more information about the ADO connections string keywords supported in SQL Native Client, see Using Connection String Keywords with SQL Native Client.

The following is an example of establishing an ADO connection string that is fully enabled to work with SQL Native Client, including the enabling of the MARS feature:

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Dim con As New ADODB.Connection

con.ConnectionString = "Provider=SQLNCLI;" _
         & "Server=(local);" _
         & "Database=AdventureWorks;" _
         & "Integrated Security=SSPI;" _
         & "DataTypeCompatibility=80;" _
         & "MARS Connection=True;"