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OleDbConnection.DataSource Property

Gets the server name or file name of the data source.

Namespace:  System.Data.OleDb
Assembly:  System.Data (in System.Data.dll)

[BrowsableAttribute(true)]
public override string DataSource { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The server name or file name of the data source. The default value is an empty string.

If the connection to the database is closed, the DataSource property returns whatever is contained in ConnectionString for the data source keyword. If the connection is open and the ConnectionString data source keyword's value starts with "|datadirectory|", the property returns whatever is contained in ConnectionString for the data source keyword only. If the connection to the database is open, the property returns what the native provider returns for the DBPROP_INIT_DATASOURCE, and if that is empty, the native provider’s DBPROP_DATASOURCENAME is returned.

The following example creates an OleDbConnection and displays some of its read-only properties.


static void OpenConnection(string connectionString)
{
    using (OleDbConnection connection = new OleDbConnection(connectionString))
    {
        try
        {
            connection.Open();
            Console.WriteLine("ServerVersion: {0} \nDataSource: {1}",
                connection.ServerVersion, connection.DataSource);
        }
        catch (Exception ex)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(ex.Message);
        }
        // The connection is automatically closed when the
        // code exits the using block.
    }
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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