Connect Android app to DB

I have a local MS SQL Server stored on my machine. What I would like to do is an android application that can actually access this database. how can i do this.any tutorial or links will be appreciated.

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zolfAuthor Commented:
thanks for your comments.
that was not helpful. also i would appcreate if you provide some java version
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BuggyCoderCommented:
not such a good idea to connect your client directly to sql server. instead make a service and connect to service, let the service respond to your requests in form of JSON or XML.

here are few examples:-
http://senior.ceng.metu.edu.tr/2009/praeda/2009/01/11/a-simple-restful-client-at-android/
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-dataAndroid/

have a look at this discussion as well on SO:-
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5253127/how-to-connect-to-a-mysql-database-from-an-android-app
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stevengraffCommented:
We see here that it's possible to do.
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BuggyCoderCommented:
I am not saying it can't be done, however its not advisable to do so...
Even the description of the app says so:-


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zolfAuthor Commented:
thanks for your comments.

can somebody tell me how i can show a table record from my sql server table into my android application.a simple e.g. or tutorial will be appreciated.i want to know what things is neeed
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