ODBC, which stands for Open DataBase Connectivity, is a powerful technology developed by Microsoft. ODBC began shipping with the first versions of Word, Excel, Access, and Office. All Microsoft® products conform to the ODBC standard.

ODBC allows easy access to data storage programs such as Access and SQL Server in a Web-based environment.

ODBC is no longer a recommended method to access databases. For information on connecting to your database please see the related articles.

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