Visual FoxPro ODBC Drivers


  • 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


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  • Weird,

    a few days or at least weeks ago the ODBC download page was available at
    which now redirects to

    But in a recent experts-exchange thread I posted the direct download link. Get it while you can at:

    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

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

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

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



    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 3, 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.


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


    Wednesday, August 8, 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
  • thank you so much for that link man i really helped me .. i've been trying for a week to connect to a visual fox pro database using php and pdo and without luck until last night when i found your post and after that it worked like smooth ... microsoft should post a tutorial or something about how to use ole db drivers with other languages and stuff like that..
    Sunday, January 18, 2015 11:08 AM
  • Excelente me sirvio de mucho 
    Thursday, January 28, 2016 1:16 PM
  • Thank you, Olaf.

    Link still works as of June 20, 2016.

    Definitely archiving it. Shame on Microsoft for hiding it.

    • Edited by IntenseNJ Monday, June 20, 2016 7:23 PM
    Monday, June 20, 2016 6:35 PM
  • The link does not work on July 11, 2016.

    Any ideas on where I might find the driver?

    Tuesday, July 12, 2016 9:55 PM
  • I am asking a lot here but since you archived it would it be possible to get a copy?

    If so, send it to

    Thanks in advance for any consideration you give this large request.

    Tuesday, July 12, 2016 10:44 PM
  • Hi

    I just download it from microsoft

    I don't know why they don't wan't to use it !!!

    Monday, July 18, 2016 5:02 PM
  • Thx man! Been looking for the driver everywhere... it's definitely being kept in kept out of the lights.

    I hope it works, and also to find some funny conspiracy theories about this

    Wednesday, February 1, 2017 1:44 PM