How do you connect to a database and retrieve information from a table.
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Please give more details: what Db, What connection method (ODBC, ADO, DAO etc.) and please raise the points... :-)
You have to use SQL(Sequential query language) to do this.
You need to specify which database you are using and as
tommyg said what is the connection method you want to use.

One point is too less for this.
"SQL" stands for "Structured Query Language", not "Sequential ...".

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this is a sample for mfc programming in visual c++ and odbc data source name

CDatabase db;
CODBCFieldInfo info;
if(!db.Open("scalaDB", FALSE, FALSE, "ODBC;UID=scala;PWD=statistica;"))
MessageBox("Open Data Base error");
CRecordset rs(&db);      
if(!rs.Open( CRecordset::forwardOnly, "SELECT field FROM table"))
MessageBox("Record set open error");

let me know if this help
if you need more explanation let me know
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