VB.net 2010 - backend database Access but later SQL

Posted on 2011-05-04
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I am building an Excel 2007 Workbook application in Visual Studio 2010.
I am going to start with an Access backend and then at some later
point change this to SQL. Because of this I want to maintain flexibility on the
connection to the database, and not use strongly typed datasets yet. I recently had a VB.net we app where I used a connection string as follows. Is this the best sort of approach?
How would I go about this?

    <add name="WhatEverNameYouWant" connectionString="Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source=|DataDirectory|PWeb.accdb;"  />
Question by:Murray Brown
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Richard Daneke earned 2000 total points
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The connection string would change for SQL, but, once changed, it should work well PROVIDED you use field types that work with both Access and SQL.
2007 added attachment and RTF Memo fields for SharePoint functionality, but I don't think they have a matching SQL field.

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by:Murray Brown
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Hi. Thanks
Would you be  able to give me an example of VB.net code to create such a connection

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by:Murray Brown
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Thanks very much for the advice

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