what is difference between these two......

what is difference between these two
dim cn as connection
or
dim db as database

Help!!!!!
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SNilssonCommented:
In most cases...

Dim db as database
This can refer to a Access database.

Dim cn as connection
This can refer to a ADO connection

Since you dont type it out explicitly the 'connection' could refer to a DAO connection.

Dim cn as ADODB.connection   (this would tell for sure what type it is)

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mlmccCommented:
The difference is in the function they perform.

A database is a file on the computer that is managed by a database program.
    For instance the MS Access sample database NorthWinds.mdb

A connection is a programming object that is used to gain access to a file generally a database but not always.
For VB to open and use a database a connectioin to the database must be established.

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