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connect .mdb by ADO and ODBC

Posted on 1999-01-07
Last Modified: 2013-11-23
I want to try ODBC and ADO.

Can you give me a step by step instruction showing how to connect a mdb file? (from get a refrence, if any, to create a recordset)

Thank you in advance.

Question by:victorlong
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jjbyers earned 60 total points
ID: 1454602
Make sure you select Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects 2.0 Library from the References item under the Projects menu.

Dim cn As ADODB.Connection
Dim rs As ADODB.Recordset

  Set cn = New ADODB.Connection
  Set rs = New ADODB.Recordset
  cn.CursorLocation = adUseClient
  rs.CursorLocation = adUseClient
  cn.Provider = "Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.3.51"
  cn.Open "C:\program files\devstudio\vb\nwind.mdb", "admin", ""
  rs.Open "Select * from customers", cn, adOpenStatic, adLockBatchOptimistic
  Set MSHFlexGrid1.Recordset = rs
  Set rs = Nothing
  Set cn = Nothing

Hope this helps.

Author Comment

ID: 1454603
Hi jjbyers,

Can you tell me the file name for Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects 2.0? I just can not find it :-(


Expert Comment

ID: 1454604
You might have to install ADO on your box to see it under the References dialog box, under the Projects menu.

The name of the file is MSADO15.DLL.

On my box it's installed under c:\program files\common files\system\ado.

Author Comment

ID: 1454605
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