What does DBQ stand for?

Hi
   Just a small question. When you're putting in your connection string for an ADO connection. What does DBQ stand for? I've hunted and hunted without finding an answer. Someone did tell me it was DataBase Queue but he wasn't sure.
   Thanks in advance.

Sicilian
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manojaminCommented:
DataBase Query
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zabmanCommented:
DBQ is the DataBase Qualifier. This is the fully qualified, default, working namespace.

(i.e. dbq=c:\yadda\yadda\yadda\mydb.mdb)

hope this is what you were looking for!

-- Neil Z. :-)
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SicilianAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys
   How can I tell which is the right answer though?
   I'm just going to wait to see if there are any more answers or maybe you could tell me where you found your info?

Sicilian
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manojaminCommented:
zabman is right! It makes more sense!!
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zabmanCommented:
I really wasn't sure myself weather DBQ was DataBase Qualifier OR if it was DB Query (I can never remeber these things) so I looked it up on Microsoft's site. ;-)

Here's the address:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/psdk/wmi/odbcdrvr_421w.htm

The answer looks oddly similar ;-)

-- Neil Z. :-)
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SicilianAuthor Commented:
Hey
  Thanks zabman! You get the points.

Sicilian
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SicilianAuthor Commented:
Hey
  Did you know that you don't even have to set the full path in the ConnectionString? I'm working with VB6 now but I always used to specify the whole path or at least App.path but now it's not needed. As long as the DB is in the same folder as the project.

Sicilian
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zabmanCommented:
Yes,

but then your starting to get LAZY ;-)  At least with doing it the "other" way you can LOOK busy!  Wheather it's BETTER or not . . . it's 6 to one half-dozen to another . . .

--Neil Z. :-)
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SicilianAuthor Commented:
Hey
  Oh you mean I can charge more if include app.path? lol :)

Sicilian
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