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Can I connnect to a central database via VB.Net 2005 express?

Posted on 2006-06-14
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I would like to connect to a central database using vb.net 2005, but the only copy I have is the Express edition. Do I need to upgrade to the standard version or higher or will the Express version allow me to connect to a database that is located on another computer.

It looks like if I set up the database in the Data Sources pane, it will only look at a local database.
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Shouldn't make a difference
You can connect to any other databases provided your datasource and connection strings are correct

what type of database are you trying to connect to?  MySQL? SQL? SQLExpress??
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Currently I am connecting to an Access back end.

The thing is is that when I copied it to another computer, it tried to find a local copy of the Access back end. Since it could not find it on the local machine, I received an error. When looking in the folder where the exe file was, I saw a copy of the Access back end.
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Looks like I accepted to have the database store in the folder with the application.
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