Berwyn on Fri, 10 May 2013 07:15:38

Will there be support for ADO SHAPE command.

I have only used it with oledb

this looks pretty disheartning



Berwyn on Fri, 10 May 2013 07:40:44

Will there be support for ADO SHAPE command in the future

this looks pretty disheartning

I have to agree with so many others on how terrible the demise of OLEDB.

How far back is this going to push full featured support in the Microsoft stack for Spatial data types?

Allen Li - MSFT on Mon, 13 May 2013 02:45:30

Hi Berwyn,

As the document states, we can use XML data type instead of using Data Shaping Service for OLE DB. Regarding to SQL Server Native Client (OLE DB), it is still available to provide OLE DB support to applications connecting to SQL Server. I listed some related here, please read them.

Implementing XML in SQL Server

SQL Server Native Client (OLE DB)

Spatial Data (SQL Server)

If you have any feedback on our support, please click here.

Berwyn on Mon, 13 May 2013 20:41:15

Wow, that really stinks

Still shaking my head at this.

I hope you guys are ramping up your customer service support personnel numbers for the future releases.

Considering 99% every spreadsheet out there that is connecting to SQL to power pivot tables and other data tables is probably connecting via oledb, the fur is going to hit the fan.