SQL Server 2005 DB Library RRS feed

  • Question


    Hi gurus,

                 I have an application developed with VC++ 6.0 and communicating with SQL Server 2000 through DB-Library e.g. dblogin stuff.

    With the release of SQL Server 2005, I don't find any DB-Library, every one is talking about Native Client to access SQL Server 2005. Native Client uses OLEDB or ODBC to access database.

    Could someone help me, is there any DB-Library support available for SQL Server 2005.


    Wednesday, February 6, 2008 7:16 AM

All replies



    Although the SQL Server 2005 Database Engine still supports connections from existing applications using the DB-Library and Embedded SQL APIs, it does not include the files or documentation needed to do programming work on applications that use these APIs. A future version of the SQL Server Database Engine will drop support for connections from DB-Library or Embedded SQL applications. Do not use DB-Library or Embedded SQL to develop new applications. Remove any dependencies on either DB-Library or Embedded SQL when modifying existing applications. Instead of these APIs, use the SQLClient namespace or an API such as OLE DB or ODBC. SQL Server 2005 does not include the DB-Library DLL required to run these applications. To run DB-Library or Embedded SQL applications you must have available the DB-Library DLL from SQL Server version 6.5, SQL Server 7.0, or SQL Server 2000.

    Sunday, February 10, 2008 5:12 AM