Is it possible to use an external data source to run a SQL update statement from the platform ?


Description

The question if a data source can run an UPDATE statement, was often raised

Release or Environment

Any

Cause

This a feature is not supported

Resolution

It is not possible to run a SQL UPDATE statement with a Servicenow data source.

ODBC driver is Read Only
https://docs.servicenow.com/csh?topicname=c_ODBCDriver.html&version=latest
"provides read-only access to the database associated with your ServiceNow instance"

Data Source only used for importing
https://docs.servicenow.com/csh?topicname=c_DataSources.html&version=latest