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Ways of Opening SQL Server Databases

1. Opening through FireDAC interface. Select FireDAC interface, click SQL Server, then fill all needed database parameters.

2. Opening through ODBC DSN. Select ADO or BDE interface, then choose ODBC data source option and then select the needed ODBC DSN from the drop-down list. But first, you should create an ODBC DSN of the corresponding type using Windows administrative tools, and point it to the database.

3. Opening through BDE alias. Select BDE interface, then choose Alias option and then select the needed alias from the drop-down list. But first, you should create the alias of type MSSQL using BDE Administrator tool, and point it to the database.

4. Opening through connection string. Select ADO interface, then choose Connection string option and write a connection string. This way is very flexible and allows to specify many additional parameters in the connection string and override standard Reportizer connection behavior. It is recommended for advanced users. Here are basic connection strings (more examples and details can be found in the Internet):

Provider=sqloledb;Data Source=myServerAddress;Initial Catalog=myDataBase;User Id=myUsername;Password=myPassword;   (Microsoft OLE DB Provider for SQL Server must be installed)

Driver={SQL Server};Server=myServerAddress;Database=myDataBase;Uid=myUsername;Pwd=myPassword;   (Microsoft SQL Server ODBC Driver must be installed)

Provider=SQLNCLI;Server=myServerAddress;Database=myDataBase;Uid=myUsername;Pwd=myPassword;   (SQL Native Client 9.0 OLE DB provider must be installed; use it for SQL Server 2005, see note below)

Driver={SQL Native Client};Server=myServerAddress;Database=myDataBase;Uid=myUsername;Pwd=myPassword;   (SQL Native Client 9.0 ODBC Driver must be installed; use it for SQL Server 2005, see note below)

Provider=SQLNCLI10;Server=myServerAddress;Database=myDataBase;Uid=myUsername;Pwd=myPassword;   (SQL Server Native Client 10.0 OLE DB Provider must be installed; use it for SQL Server 2008)

Driver={SQL Server Native Client 10.0};Server=myServerAddress;Database=myDataBase;Uid=myUsername;Pwd=myPassword;   (SQL Server Native Client 10.0 ODBC Driver must be installed; use it for SQL Server 2008)

Provider=SQLNCLI11;Server=myServerAddress;Database=myDataBase;Uid=myUsername;Pwd=myPassword;   (SQL Server Native Client 11.0 OLE DB Provider must be installed; use it for SQL Server 2012)

Driver={SQL Server Native Client 11.0};Server=myServerAddress;Database=myDataBase;Uid=myUsername;Pwd=myPassword;   (SQL Server Native Client 11.0 ODBC Driver must be installed; use it for SQL Server 2012)

SQL Server client must be installed. The bit-version of it (32 or 64) must match the bit-version of the program.
It is recommended to use SQL Server Native Client only for SQL Server 2005+ databases and when you need to use SQL Server 2005+ features.

See also

 Examples of ADO Connection Strings