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Connecting to a database with system DSN

Connecting to a database with system DSN

Connecting to a database with system DSN


I have done a fair bit of database programming with ASP and am now trying to write an application in Visual Basic 2008 (Express Edition).

The problem is that I am having difficulty with some very basic questions but most importantly

Is it possible to connect to a database using a system DSN that I have got set up on my computer?  In vbscript I can create a connection object and then say


Visual Basic does not seem to be completely clear on how to do this.

Thanks very much


RE: Connecting to a database with system DSN

In VB6, it's done with an ADO connection object, which I'm sure is supported in VS2K8 (haven't dabbled with it yet though). It's pretty simple if you decide to try - just do a help search on "ADO Connection" or somesuch.

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RE: Connecting to a database with system DSN

You need to use ADO.NET. It's easy to connect, but then what are you going to do with the connection? BTW, no need to use a DSN. You can make a direct connection to the database once you know how to set up the proper parameters.

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