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OleDbConnection::Open Method

Opens a database connection with the property settings specified by the ConnectionString.

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

public:
virtual void Open() override

Implements

IDbConnection::Open()

ExceptionCondition
InvalidOperationException

The connection is already open.

OleDbException

A connection-level error occurred while opening the connection.

The OleDbConnection draws an open connection from the connection pool if one is available. Otherwise, it establishes a new connection to the data source. You can open more than one DataReader on a single OleDbConnection. If the OLEDB provider you use does not support more than one active DataReader on a single connection, the OLEDB provider implicitly opens an additional connection for each.

NoteNote

If the OleDbConnection goes out of scope, it is not closed. Therefore, you must explicitly close the connection by calling Close or Dispose, or using the connection within a Using statement.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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