Connecting to an SQL Server instance using ODBC Driver 11 for SQL Server

Connection string

This Microsoft ODBC Driver 11 for SQL Server connection string can be used for connections to SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2005.

The syntax of specifying the server instance in the value of the server key is the same for all connection strings for SQL Server.

Driver={ODBC Driver 11 for SQL Server};Server=serverName\instanceName;