using C# How to open an MS Access database and  import the data into a gridview

Posted on 2014-01-14
Last Modified: 2014-01-16
Can I get data from an Access Database and import that data into an ASP.NET gridview?
If so, please provide a detialed C#/ code example.
Question by:newjeep19
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fredvr666 earned 500 total points
ID: 39780220
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using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Data.OleDb;
using System.Data;
namespace WebApplication2
    public partial class WebForm1 : System.Web.UI.Page
        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    private void OpenAccessTables()
        //"Jet OLEDB:Database Password=;" +
        string AccessConnString = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;" +
                                         "Data Source=C:\\test.mdb; " +
                                         ";Persist Security Info=False";
        OleDbConnection conAccess = new OleDbConnection();
        conAccess.ConnectionString = AccessConnString;
        //open the connection to the Access database
        OleDbCommand cmd = new OleDbCommand("SELECT * FROM tbluren", conAccess);
        cmd.CommandType = CommandType.Text;
        OleDbDataAdapter data = new OleDbDataAdapter(cmd);
        DataTable uren = new DataTable();
        this.GridView1.DataSource = uren;


Author Comment

ID: 39780815
Thank you for the example....I am using file upload and getting th path to the access db then I need to open that data from the access db in an gridview table. From the gridview table I need to then update the data to a SQL db table.

Expert Comment

ID: 39781607
newjeep this is a new question :-)

Author Comment

ID: 39786165
OK I will close the request then

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