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When I launch the SQL Server Import and Export Wizard for SQL Server 2014, the selection in the Data source drop-down defaults to .Net Framework Data Provider for ODBC. This happens regardless of whether I launch the wizard standalone, or from the context menu after right-clicking on a database within the SSMS Object Explorer.

Is there a way, perhaps through a registry setting, to change that default value to a data source I will use regularly, such as SQL Server Native Client or the Microsoft OLEDB Provider for SQL Server?

  • I thought that was driven by whether you select Import Data or Export Data from the SSMS context window but SSMS 2014 at least is proving me a liar. I could have sworn that an earlier version (2005/2008) at least would set the context for the first or second screen based on whether you were importing or exporting into the given catalog. – billinkc Aug 6 '15 at 20:45
  • That's my recollection, as well. Perhaps it was just an oversight during 2014 development? – Bob C Aug 7 '15 at 13:39

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