Database Connections for ASP Developers
To use a database with a Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP) application, you need to create a database connection in Macromedia Dreamweaver 8. This chapter describes how to create the database connection.
If youre developing ASP.NET applications, see Database Connections for ASP.NET Developers.
The chapter assumes you have set up an ASP application (see Setting Up a Web Application). It also assumes a database is set up on your local computer or on a system to which you have network or FTP access.
This chapter contains the following sections:
About database connections in ASP
Creating a DSN connection
Creating a DSN-less connection
Connecting to a database on an ISP
Editing or deleting a database connection
To connect to the sample database provided by Dreamweaver, see "Setup for Sample ASP Site" in Getting Started with Dreamweaver. To learn more about databases and database connections, see Beginners Guide to Databases.