Connect to a database SQL preferible

Hi there,
I have done some research on how to develop Android apps but there a few gaps that i would like to cover. I have create "Hello World", Textbox integration and all that good stuff. But now i need to some how hook it up to a SQL database and have a login and things like that. I read that a direct connection to SQL is not possible for some reason which at the end make some sort of sense.
My question is how can i connect to a SQL database if web service is the way to go is there a good tutorial that points me to the right direction? What would be the best practices?
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Dejan PažinConnect With a Mentor Head of SW DevelopmentCommented:

In that case, go for the solution no. 2 in the first post.

Or, you can try jtds driver and connect with that:

That would of course be simpler, but I've never tried it. Some people claim it works:
Dejan PažinHead of SW DevelopmentCommented:

Where do you want to have the database - on the phone or on the server? And which database?
Dejan PažinHead of SW DevelopmentCommented:

1. For database on the Android device, there is full sqlite support. See here:

    Or you can use db4o:

2. For connecting to mysql, see this:
COHFLAuthor Commented:
The database is locate on a web server and it is going to be SQL 2005
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