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How to connect to Access using

Posted on 2004-04-12
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Last Modified: 2007-12-19
  Could someone advise me on how I could connect to an Access database using a datasource with VB.Net and create a recordset.

Any help is greatly appreciated
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gregasm earned 200 total points
ID: 10809086
Look here, this is a useful guide to creating a connection and accessing data in with ADO.NET managed oledb provider.
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ID: 10809092
Dim MyConn as OleDbConnection
Dim ConnStr as String
ConnStr=""Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\MyApp\MyDataBase.mdb"

MyConn= new OleDbConnection(ConnStr)
If u have database Protected with Userid add "Userid=xxxx;Password=xxxxx" to the above string

Once Connection is Opened other opearations are same as common OleDb operations

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ID: 10809102

    Dim rs As New ADODB.Recordset
    rs.Source = "SELECT * FROM Table"
    rs.ActiveConnection = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=""C:\dir\db.mdb"""

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