Database Connections for ASP Developers

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.

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 Beginner’s Guide to Databases.

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