Using Cursors How-to Topics (ODBC)
SQL Server Native Client (SNAC) is not supported beyond SQL Server 2012. Avoid using SNAC in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use it. The Microsoft ODBC Driver for SQL Server provides native connectivity from Windows to Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL Database.
To use cursors, you must first set connection and statement attributes that control ODBC cursor behavior. Cursors allow an application to retrieve multiple rows on each fetch and execute UPDATE, INSERT, or DELETE statements at the current location of the cursor.