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Navigating the Windows DAC Documentation

This chart is designed to guide you through the documentation for the data access technologies included in Windows DAC\MDAC. Look on the chart to find information about what you want to learn, the problem you want to solve, or an activity you want to do. For a better understanding of the data access technologies, we recommend that you read the Data Access Technologies Road Map on the Microsoft Data Access and Storage Developer Center Web site.

Tasks

Go To

Language

Learn about data access technologies

Windows Data Access Components SDK Overview

ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)

Microsoft OLE DB

Microsoft Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)

 

Use Visual Basic to create an application that uses data accessed from different data stores

Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)

Visual Basic

Use a browser to create an application that uses data accessed from different data stores

Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)

Appendix D: ADO Samples

Active Server Pages

Expose multidimensional data using ADO

ADO (Multidimensional) (ADO MD)

Visual Basic, Visual C++, Visual J++

Expose data and services through OLE DB

 

 

     Introductory

Microsoft OLE DB

OLE DB Samples

OLE DB Programmer's Guide

OLE DB Simple Provider (OSP) Toolkit

Visual Basic, Visual C++, Visual J++

     Advanced

OLE DB Providers Overview

OLE DB Programmer's Guide

OLE DB Test Tools

Visual C++

Use multidimensional data

OLE DB for Online Analytical Processing (OLAP)

 

Expose SQL data through ODBC

Microsoft Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)

 

The following are additional resources for finding information about the data access technologies.

MSDN Online

The MSDN Online Web site offers a wide range of developer resources for finding help on specific topics. This site also contains the Windows SDK and other documentation, including Data Access Technical Articles.

Using the MSDN Online Search feature, you can access the Knowledge Base, Web Workshop, product information, documentation, and other resources.

Data Access Technologies Web Site

The Microsoft Data Access and Storage Developer Center Web site contains current information specific to data access technologies: ADO, OLE DB, and ODBC. On this site, you will find discussions of current issues, release manifests, downloads, and links to related technologies and sites.

Support Articles

Microsoft Support Articles articles contain specific solutions, workarounds, and other information about Microsoft technologies. The following topic includes some helpful keywords to use when searching the Knowledge Base for assistance with Windows DAC/MDAC: Windows DAC/MDAC KB Articles.

User Interface Help

Detailed help for the following components is available from their individual Help menus or dialog boxes. The following sections of the Windows DAC/MDAC documentation include general information about each component:

Windows DAC Samples

The Windows SDK installs some samples that illustrate the Windows DAC components. To access these samples, navigate to your Windows SDK root folder, such as C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0. Then navigate to the appropriate subfolder: Samples\dataaccess\ADO, Samples\dataaccess ODBC, or Samples\dataaccess\OLEDB.

For additional information about data access samples, see the following topics:

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