ASP SQL Database Connection

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For sake of understanding on how you modify the code below for your use, we will use the following (items, in bold, are what you change):

  • SQL Server IP Address =
  • SQL user name = myusername
  • SQL password = mypwd
  • SQL database name = mysqldatabase
  • Table in database = mysqltable
  • Column in mysqltable = lastname

ASP Source Code (ASP 3.0 & VBScript)

The ASP code begins with <% and ends with %>, which is required.

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<%@ Language=VBScript %> <% Dim conn set conn = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection") conn.ConnectionString = "driver={SQL Server};" & _ "server=;" & _ "Address=,1433;" & _ "Network=DBMSSOCN;" & _ "uid=
myusername;" & _ "pwd=
mypwd;" & _ "database=
mysqldatabase;" Dim strSQL, rs strSQL = "Select lastname from mysqltable" set rs = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset") rs.Open strSQL, conn Response.Write "<h1>Connection Works!</h1>" Response.Write "<h2>Database Records Below</h2>" do while not rs.EOF Response.Write rs("
lastname") Response.Write "<BR>" rs.MoveNext loop rs.Close Set rs = Nothing conn.Close Set conn = Nothing %>

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