I have SQL Server 6.5 and Visual Basic 6 on my server and desktop machine respectedly. However I am very new to VB and SQL and was wondering which is the best way to connect to my SQL tables.
I have read items covering DAO, ADO, ADODC, ODBCDirect, RDO, RDC etc but which one should I use?
Should I access my SQL Server tables via MS Access and linked tables?
Is directly accessing an SQL server table quicker than a local database?
Should I use VB's many data bound controls or use only code?
All I would like to know is a simple efficient way of connecting to the server that won't give me mega headaches.
Can anyone help. By the way my new job requires me to use VB with SQL Server.