We are pleased to announce the release of version 18.1 of Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server! This release contains a couple of updates to the previous release:
- Support for
UseFMTONLYconnection string keyword and
UseFMTONLYcontrols how metadata is retrieved when connecting to SQL Server 2012 (11.x) and newer.
For more information, see:
- Fixed incorrect version of the BCP format file. The OLE DB Driver 18.0 incorrectly sets the version of the BCP format file to 18.0 instead of 11.0. Format files generated by the OLE DB Driver 18.0 cannot be read by the OLE DB Driver 18.1. If you need to use format files generated by the previous version of the driver with the new driver, you can manually edit the files to change the version to 11.0.
The updated driver can be downloaded from the existing download page on the Microsoft Download Center.