The OLE DB provider for Visual FoxPro ("the provider") is the recommended replacement for the FoxPro ODBC driver. The provider began shipping with VFP 7.0. The most recent version of the provider is available for download from the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site and can be distributed as part of your solutions as outlined in the included EULA.
All versions of Microsoft Windows 2000 and Microsoft Windows Millennium Editionshipped with MDAC version 2.5 preinstalled. Therefore, the most recent VFP ODBC driver is already included in these operating systems. This driver is not removed by upgrading to MDAC 2.6 or later versions. Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows 2000 shipped with the Visual FoxPro ODBC Driver version 1.00.02.00. This is just a nonfunctional stub or a placeholder. To connect to FoxPro data, you must download and install either the VFP ODBC driver or the provider.
To download MDAC, visit the following MSDN Web site:
To download the most recent version of the OLE DB Provider for Microsoft Visual FoxPro, visit the following MSDN Web site:
Article ID: 277772 - Last Review: Mar 29, 2007 - Revision: 1