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Visual FoxPro ODBC Drivers

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  • I've been searching for some time for the ODBC drivers for Visual FoxPro. I see from postings on MSDN that Microsoft suggests using OLEDB instead of ODBC. That is fine if I was coding an application, however I'm trying to interface a data source with an application that connects to data sources using ODBC connections. Is it possible to have the ODBC drivers for Visual FoxPro made available? I tried to find the drivers online through the Visual FoxPro support site but links kept bouncing back to OLEDB drivers.
    Thursday, April 26, 2012 5:02 PM

Answers

  • Weird,

    a few days or at least weeks ago the ODBC download page was available at
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vfoxpro/bb190233
    which now redirects to
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vfoxpro/bb190232

    But in a recent experts-exchange thread I posted the direct download link. Get it while you can at:
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/vfoxodbcdriver/Install/6.1/W9XNT4/EN-US/VFPODBC.msi

    Bye, Olaf.

    Thursday, April 26, 2012 5:37 PM

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  • Weird,

    a few days or at least weeks ago the ODBC download page was available at
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vfoxpro/bb190233
    which now redirects to
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vfoxpro/bb190232

    But in a recent experts-exchange thread I posted the direct download link. Get it while you can at:
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/vfoxodbcdriver/Install/6.1/W9XNT4/EN-US/VFPODBC.msi

    Bye, Olaf.

    Thursday, April 26, 2012 5:37 PM
  • Thank you for the reply. It will be a big help.
    Friday, April 27, 2012 12:27 PM
  • They ODBC drivers may or may not work. The last time they were updated was VFP 6.0. If the database you are trying to open has new features added after that, the ODBC driver won't work.


    Craig Berntson
    MCSD, Visual C# MVP
    INETA Community Speaker
    www.craigberntson.com

    Friday, April 27, 2012 3:14 PM
  • Hai Olaf,

    Thanks very much for the information. I downloaded the Visual FoxPro ODBC driver from

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/vfoxodbcdriver/Install/6.1/W9XNT4/EN-US/VFPODBC.msi

    I was desperately searching for it. Thanks a lot again Olaf......

    Bye...

    Prasad.

    Thursday, June 28, 2012 4:51 PM
  • Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    I spent a day and half looking for this.  It is exactly what I was missing after a desktop crash.

    Tuesday, July 03, 2012 8:47 PM
  • And now the link doesn't work. I'm trying to import VFP into SQL, and the ODBC Data Source Administrator is throwing an error that to add the foxpro DSN, I have to have the current ODBC driver installed.

    Typical.

    If anyone has any idea where I can get the driver (other than the link that is now dead), please let me know.

    Thanks.

    Wednesday, August 08, 2012 1:09 PM
  • Hey QATom,

    I just used the link and it worked..

    Thanks Olaf just what I was looking for and this post seems to be the only link to it.

    Have a great day.

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012 4:01 PM
  • Thanks, sandman! (I used to be QATom but had to create a new profile.)

    I just downloaded it, so I guess the dead link was only temporary.


    Does this cape make my butt look big?

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012 4:11 PM
  • I just used the link and it worked!!!

    Thanks Olaf!

    Thursday, July 31, 2014 9:54 PM