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binding data to datagrid control in visual basic 6.0

Last Modified: 2013-11-25
can anybody provide sample code of how to bind data to datagrid using visual basic 6.0. i am getting customers list from database and want to bind it to datagrid.

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if you are using microsoft access then here:
Option Explicit()
dim cn as ADODB.Connection
dim rs as Adodb.RecordSet
dim strDataBasePath

Private Sub Form Load()
`****Setting the connection*****

Set cn = new AdoDB.connection
Set rs = new Adodb.Recordset

`****specify the PAth

strDataBasePath = "c:\Nwind.mdb"

`******setting the provider to use

cn.Open "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0; Data Source=`" & strDataBasePath & "`"

`*** important****
cn.CursorLocation = adUseClient

rs.open "Select * From tblOwners", cn, adOpenKeySet, adLockOptimistic

`binding the control

Set DataGrid1.DataSource = rs


End sub

If you are using SQL Server then change the Provider...

goto www.connectionstring.com

for a list of connection strings...

I hope I help you



hey jackofPH,

i am using this code..i did wht you said....there is no error but i dont see any data binded to the datagrid. its strange.

Dim objConn As New adodb.Connection
Dim objCmd As New adodb.Command
Dim objParm1 As New adodb.Parameter
Dim objRs As New Recordset
Dim strSQL

    objConn.Open "Provider=SQLOLEDB;User ID=xxx;Password=xxx;Initial Catalog=xxx;Server=xxxx;Connect Timeout=60;Use Procedure for Prepare=1;Auto Translate=True;Packet Size=4096;Workstation ID=WEBTRACKER"

    ' Set CommandText equal to the stored procedure name.
    objCmd.CommandText = "getcustomeraddr"
    objCmd.CommandType = adCmdStoredProc
    strSQL = "SELECT first_name + char(13) + last_name as 'name' From customer where customer_id = 1"
    objRs.CursorLocation = adUseClient
    objRs.Open strSQL, objConn, adOpenKeyset, adLockOptimistic
    Set dgCustomers.DataSource = objRs

    Set objRs = Nothing
    Set objConn = Nothing

any ideas,

did you try executing your query in the SQL server? does it returns any records?..
strSQL = "SELECT first_name + char(13) + last_name as 'name' From customer where customer_id = 1"

change this code...

    objRs.CursorLocation = adUseClient
to this

objconn.Cursorlocation = adUseClient

it should be connectionstring not the recordset...

>>>>it should be connectionstring not the recordset...

sorry, it is connection not recordset...


that didnt help me. i solved it like this.

  Dim db As Connection
  Set db = New Connection
  db.CursorLocation = adUseClient
  db.Open "Provider=SQLOLEDB;xxxxx"

  Set adoPrimaryRS = New Recordset
  adoPrimaryRS.Open "select customer from customer", db, adOpenStatic, adLockOptimistic

  Set dgCustomers.DataSource = adoPrimaryRS

can you guys tell me how can i put a radiobutton column in datagrid. for all the rows in datagrid
a radiobutton column has to be added. i want the user to select one radiobutton in the grid on submit button and i want to grab the value of the record he selected. (validation should happen to make sure he selected only one record).

i need to do this ASAP. help me

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