any asp script / applet / web interface what allows editing of a .mdb file

Posted on 2001-07-27
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
is there any free asp script/ applet /web interface what allows querying / editing of a .mdb file?

i would like to use such application so that i can edit my mdb file via Web.


Question by:bunwong
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By edit I assume you mean add data to a table, edit data in a table, delete data from a table?

1) set up a DSN on the Web Server to point to the MDB

then in you ASP code:

   Dim rsData, strSQL, cnn

   set cnn = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
   cnn.COnnectionString = "DSN=,your DSN>;"

   strSQL = "SELECT * FROM <yourtable>"
   set rsData = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")
   rsData.Open strSQL, cnn

   ' you now have a recordset containg all of the data in the table
   with rsData
      do while not .EOF
          Response.Write "<INPUT ID=Field1 Name=FIELD1 Value=" & .Fields(1) & "><BR>"
   end with

   set rsData = Nothing
   set cnn = Nothing

That will get the data from the first field in the table, and display each record's value in an Input box on the resulting page.

Beyond that, you should really buy a book on how to Program with ASP (WROX Press has a very good book : "Beginning ASP 3.0"

Arthur Wood
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You can find excellent information on connecting to an Access Database from

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An excellent web site for developing/testing ASP applications is  They give you 30mb of space to play with for free.  You can post MDB files and use the ASP scripts against those files for testing.
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a little tip to stay out of trouble with recordsets in an ASP page.
Always test for EOF and BOF before moving into the recordset!
While at it, here is an example of a DSN-less connection.
(the mdb is located in the same directory as the page)

<% @LANGUAGE = "VBScript" %>
<% Response.Buffer = True
'just in case u would use redirect

strSQL = "Select * from YourTable;"

'Setting up a DSN-less Connection    
connStr = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=" & Server.MapPath("NameOfDB.mdb") & ";Persist Security Info=False"

set conn=server.createobject("adodb.connection") connStr

set rst=conn.execute(strSQL)

  'Testing to see if any records were found
  'only testing the eof or bof wont do sometimes
  'records found


  'do something...


  sorry, no records found for u...

set rst = nothing
set conn = nothing

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one more tip so your db-host wont kick u off their servers :

always destroy your objects...
close them, and set them to nothing.
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Hi bunwon,

Will any of the posted suggestions work for you?

Author Comment

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sorry that there are on comment work for me, because i want a FREE DOWNLOAD that can fix the problem. i am not intend to write an asp script/applet by myself. i have already developed an activeX one. i am search for a free download just becuase i don't like to install an activeX component every time i touch a new pc.

i am looking for something like the DBGrid in activeX - generic, straight forward edit (and quite complicated to develop :-) ). it will take me a lot of time for me to develope such feature asp script/applet, so i just ask if anyone know if there is already one exist. if no download avaliable, i would rather use the existing activeX one.

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i am not aware of such an activeX, but if u write one, let us know.

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I don't know of any free downloads either.  The best free online tool I've seen so far is Brinkster; and to use that, you have to run SQL queries to create/modify your tables.
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While it is off the subject somewhat, ASP.NET will allow you to write code to fill what is essentially a DBGrid (though it is actually implemented entirely in standard HTML), with the need to download any activex controls whatsoever.

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