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How to access a Remote Database

Posted on 2002-05-24
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I want to make a small program in VB 6 and SQL Server 2000 to access a database on a computer in different city. What are the things to be taken under consideration.

And also, please give example in code. Suppose a databse is located on my home computer and there is an internet
connection. Can anyone located in different city have access to the database in my computer.

Rohit.
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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If you can ping to the remote server, half of the game is done. The connection string in VB would simply use the IP address instead the servername, although if the remote computer is know by name also, this will work:

dim c as ADODB.Connection
set c = new ADODB.Connection
c.Open "Provider=SQLOLEDB;Server=<remoteservername or ip>;database=<databasename>;uid=<user id>;pwd=<password>;"
....
c.Close
set c = nothing

Now, if you have a firewall or proxy blocking the traffic over some ports, you should check with the network administrators to open those ports as necessary (default=1433):
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q287932

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by:rpk2006
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Thanks Angelll and Vinnyd.
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