Skip to main content Skip to complementary content

Microsoft SQL Server

Connections to a Microsoft SQL Server database are made by selecting Microsoft SQL Server from the list of drivers in the list of connectors in the Qlik Sense Add data or Data load editor dialogs.

Information noteIndustry-accepted best practices must be followed when using or allowing access through the ODBC Connector. Administrators must follow The Principle of Least Privilege when setting up source database privileges and permissions.

Supported Microsoft SQL Server versions

The followings data versions are supported:

  • 2014 to 2019
Information noteThe Qlik Cloud Analytics (Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS) connector for Microsoft SQL Server officially supports versions 2014 through 2019. However, when using the connector for Microsoft SQL Server, ensure that your environment is on a supported Microsoft SQL Server version. For more information, see

Supported Microsoft SQL Server data types

The following Microsoft SQL Server data types are supported by the Microsoft SQL Server Connector.

  • BigInt
  • BigInt Identity
  • Binary
  • Bit
  • Char
  • Date
  • DateTime
  • DateTime2
  • Decimal
  • Decimal Identity
  • Float
  • GUID
  • Int
  • Int Identity
  • Money
  • NChar
  • NText
  • Numeric
  • Numeric Identity
  • NVarChar
  • NVarChar(max)
  • Real
  • SmallDateTime
  • SmallInt
  • SmallInt Identity
  • SmallMoney
  • SysName
  • Text
  • Time
  • TinyInt
  • TinyInt Identity
  • Varbinary
  • VarChar
  • VarChar(max)
  • XML
Information noteYou might be able to retrieve data types that are not noted in the Supported list. However, these unlisted data types might not work in future updates. In addition, Qlik cannot provide support for items not included in the Supported list.

Did this page help you?

If you find any issues with this page or its content – a typo, a missing step, or a technical error – let us know how we can improve!