Connecting to a database

Connecting to a database

This section describes how to connect to a database when developing an ASP.NET application in Dreamweaver.

Before you can connect to a database, you must obtain an OLE DB provider for your database. If you want to connect to a Microsoft SQL Server database, you can use the Managed Data Provider for SQL Server that is supplied by the .NET Framework Software Development Kit (SDK). For more information, see Obtaining an OLE DB provider for your database.

Once the database provider is installed, you can use it to connect to the database. For instructions, see the following sections:

  • Creating an ASP.NET database connection in Dreamweaver
  • Creating a connection using Data Link Properties

Related topics

  • Sample OLE DB connection parameters for ASP.NET

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