How to Get Started with SQL Server (MSSQL)

Connect to SQL Server on Zapier

SQL Server (MSSQL) uses custom authentication to authenticate your account on Zapier. To connect to SQL Server, you’ll need to provide a static IP address listed below.  

Required authentication fields

  • Host: This is your database instance's IP address or hostname ( It must be accessible from outside your network. Note: localhost and are not valid. Make sure it is accessible from these IPs:
  • Port: 1433 is the default. Change it if you're using a non-standard port.
  • Database: This is the name of the database to read data from.
  • Username: This is the username that will access the database. You should create a new Zapier-specific user with a limited permission scope.

Optional authentication fields

  • Password: This is the password of the database to read data from.
  • Schema: This is the schema that the selected database resides in.
  • Enforce encryption: Select from the dropdown menu to enforce SSL/TTL for encrypting communication between Zapier and your database. 
  • Allow self-signed certificates: Select from the dropdown menu if you're connecting to a database that uses self-signed certificates and requires a check against a list of trusted certificate authorities.

About SQL Server's app

Are self-hosted or cloud-hosted accounts supported? Self-hosted and cloud-hosted accounts
  • SQL Server 2005: Not compatible
  • SQL Server 2008, 2008 R2: Maybe compatible
  • SQL Server Azure: Maybe compatible 
  • SQL Server 2012, 2014: Compatible
  • SQL Server 2016: Compatible
Is a paid SQL Server plan required? No  
Are any special account permissions required? Yes

You must allow Zapier to connect in:

  • Network
  • Server
  • SQL server
Are there usage limits? N/A  
Are there pagination limits? N/A  
Do trigger samples use real data from your account or generic data? Real sample data  
Are custom fields supported? Yes  
Do update actions overwrite or append to existing data? Overwrite existing data  
Is there any additional info? Yes
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