Connect Property (RDS)


Indicates the database name from which the query and update operations are run.

You can set the Connect property at design time in the RDS.DataControl object's OBJECT tags, or at run time in scripting code (for instance, VBScript).


Beginning with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, RDS server components are no longer included in the Windows operating system (see Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Compatibility Cookbook for more detail). RDS client components will be removed in a future version of Windows. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature. Applications that use RDS should migrate to WCF Data Service.

Design time: <PARAM NAME="Connect" VALUE="ConnectionString">
Run time: DataControl.Connect = "ConnectionString"


A valid connection string. For more general information about connection strings, see the ConnectionString property or your provider documentation.


Specifying MS Remote as the provider for the RDS.DataControl would create a four-tier scenario. Scenarios greater than three tiers have not been tested and should not be needed.


An object variable that represents an RDS.DataControl object.