Servers File DSN's Page 3

File DSN’s Page 3




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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