What Is ADO (ActiveX Data Object)?

This section describes what is ADO ActiveX Data Object - an Application Programming Interface (API) to access relational database management systems.

What Is ADO (ActiveX Data Object)? ADO is an Application Programming Interface (API) to access relational database management systems.

If you want your ASP pages to access your customer relation management (CRM) system, which is running on an Oracle database system, you need to:

1. Install an ODBC driver for Oracle database systems.

2. Create a DSN with ODBC that connects to the CRM system on the Oracle database.

3. Create ADO object in the ASP page, and connect it to the DSN.

4. Using the methods offered by the ADO object to update and query the CRM system.

The following diagram illustrates how an ASP page can interact with an Oracle database:

ASP page <-- ADO --> DSN <-- ODBC --> Oracle database

ADO offers two major classes:

Last update: 2002.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 ASP (Active Server Pages) Introduction

 IIS (Internet Information Services) 5.0

 MS Script Debugger

 VBScript Language

 ASP Built-in Run-time Objects

 ASP Session

 Creating and Managing Cookies

 Managing Sessions with and without Cookies

 scrrun.dll - Scripting Runtime DLL

 Managing Response Header Lines

 Calculation Speed and Response Time

ADO (ActiveX Data Object) DLL

What Is ADO (ActiveX Data Object)?

 "Connection" Class - Access Channel to Database

 "RecordSets" Class - Query Output Records

 glossary.asp - ADO Example Script

 Working with MS Access Database

 Guest Book Application Example

 References

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