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File DSN's Page 3

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jan 24, 1999


To use the file DSN is as simple as building a connection string giving the file DSN name and building the database source.

'First create the connection object
Set oconnect = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")

'Next I map a path to a virtual directory containing all my databases
'This saves time moving the application from a local to a remote server, the
'Physical paths can change, but the virtaul remain the same. Server.MapPath returns
'A physical path from a virtual directory.
DB_PATH = SERVER.MAPPATH("/DATABASE")

'Next build a connection string using the file DSN we created and
'The mapped path to the database directory with the database we want to connect to

CONNECT_STR = "FILEDSN=WEB.DSN;" & _
                 "DBQ=" & DB_PATH & "\WEBDB.MDB;"

'Now connect as normal and your done
oconnect.Open CONNECT_STR

That's all there is to it!

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