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Connect to SQL Server

WP Data Access supports connections to Microsoft SQL Server over ODBC and JDBC. Please follow the link below to learn how to setup a connection to SQL Server over ODBC or JDBC first.

> ODBC | JDBC setup and installation


A remote MariaDB connection was used for this tutorial to connect to Microsoft SQL Server. The WordPress server used for this tutorial run on MySQL.

Step by step

  • Check prerequisites
  • Check architecture
  • Install CONNECT storage engine (if not installed)
  • Install ODBC or JDBC drivers
  • Prepare SQL Server connection (must use SQL Server Authentication)
  • Check SQL Server table structure (all data type supported? primary key needed?)
  • Use SQL Server in Data Publisher
  • Use SQL Server in Data Projects (supports data management on back-end and front-end)


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