Expiring Today—Celebrate National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

vb.net - added the northwind db to the data sources tab in the solution explorer

Posted on 2010-09-09
3
Medium Priority
?
254 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-27
I added the nothwind db to my solution explorer...can I use that as a db to store the data from my app??  or is it just a sample?
0
Comment
Question by:GlobaLevel
[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
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Zhaolai
ID: 33643443
northwind comes with sample tables and data. Yes you can use it to store your own data, as long as you know how to handle its existing data. If you want to use the existing tables to store your data, you may want to delete the existing data first. Or you can create new tables to store your data.
0
 
LVL 10

Author Comment

by:GlobaLevel
ID: 33643469
okay

1) how would I delete the exisitng data in northwind?
2) How would I create db in the app..ig I dont have access to sql outside of it...?
0
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
Zhaolai earned 2000 total points
ID: 33643520
Well, you can manipulate the database in your code, start with this link:
http://www.developerfusion.com/article/4278/using-adonet-with-sql-server/
 
 or you can download/install free sql server express from the following link:
http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/express.aspx
 
 use its management studio to manipulate the database.
0

Featured Post

Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

Question has a verified solution.

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

User art_snob (http://www.experts-exchange.com/M_6114203.html) encountered strange behavior of Android Web browser on his Mobile Web site. It took a while to find the true cause. It happens so, that the Android Web browser (at least up to OS ver. 2.…
It was really hard time for me to get the understanding of Delegates in C#. I went through many websites and articles but I found them very clumsy. After going through those sites, I noted down the points in a easy way so here I am sharing that unde…
This course is ideal for IT System Administrators working with VMware vSphere and its associated products in their company infrastructure. This course teaches you how to install and maintain this virtualization technology to store data, prevent vuln…
In this video, Percona Director of Solution Engineering Jon Tobin discusses the function and features of Percona Server for MongoDB. How Percona can help Percona can help you determine if Percona Server for MongoDB is the right solution for …

718 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