Solved

Creating DB Connection on load VB.NET to .mdb

Posted on 2009-04-07
5
369 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-26
I'm attempting to open a connection to an .mdb file via vb.net It seems pretty straight forward but can't seem to get it getting "type not defined" for the first and second lines... Any help is always appreciated!

 Dim dbMyDB As Database
    Dim rsMyRS As RecordSet

dbMyDB = OpenDatabase("\\Ptldat16\ibdfin$\MIS\Department\Databases\phone memo backend.mdb")
0
Comment
Question by:c9k9h
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
5 Comments
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
rgn2121 earned 250 total points
ID: 24093634
Here is one way...  What it looks like you are doing is trying to use an old approach (VB6) in VB.Net.  I would suggest reading up on DB connections...
http://www.java2s.com/Tutorial/VB/0480__Database-ADO.net/CreateOleDbConnectiontoAccessdatabase.htm
 
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:rgn2121
ID: 24093643
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:Sreedhar Vengala
ID: 24093645
Something in this order:
Dim dbE As DAO.DBEngine
        Dim db As DAO.Database
        Dim rs As DAO.Recordset
        Dim strCon As String
        Dim x, y As Integer

        dbE = New DAO.DBEngine()
        strCon = "Northwind.mdb"
        db = dbE.OpenDatabase(strCon)
        rs = db.OpenRecordset("Products")
        rs.Index = "ProductName"
        rs.MoveFirst()
        For x = 0 To 5
            For y = 0 To 5
                Console.Write(rs.Fields(y).Value)
            Next
            Console.WriteLine()
            rs.MoveNext()
        Next
        rs.Close()
        db.Close()
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:rgn2121
ID: 24093650
There is also a "Forms over Data" video series for VB.Net on the Web that will walk you through using the designer if that is how you decide to go.  It uses SQL Express, but the logic of it is pretty much the same...
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:c9k9h
ID: 31567846
Perfect!
0

Featured Post

PeopleSoft Has Never Been Easier

PeopleSoft Adoption Made Smooth & Simple!

On-The-Job Training Is made Intuitive & Easy With WalkMe's On-Screen Guidance Tool.  Claim Your Free WalkMe Account Now

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Recently while returning home from work my wife (another .NET developer) was murmuring something. On further poking she said that she has been assigned a task where she has to serialize and deserialize objects and she is afraid of serialization. Wha…
In my previous article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/.NET/.NET_Framework_3.x/A_4362-Serialization-in-NET-1.html) we saw the basics of serialization and how types/objects can be serialized to Binary format. In this blog we wi…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question