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OdbcConnection.DataSource Property

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

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

'Declaration
<BrowsableAttribute(False)> _
Public Overrides ReadOnly Property DataSource As String
'Usage
Dim instance As OdbcConnection 
Dim value As String 

value = instance.DataSource

Property Value

Type: System.String
The server name or file name of the data source. The default value is an empty string ("") until the connection is opened.

Retrieving the DataSource property is equivalent to calling the ODBC function SQLGetInfo with the InfoType parameter set to SQL_SERVER_NAME.

The following example creates an OdbcConnection and displays the backend data source name.

Public Sub CreateOdbcConnection(connectionString As String)
       Using connection As New OdbcConnection(connectionString)
           With connection
               .Open()
               Console.WriteLine("ServerVersion: " & .ServerVersion _
                  & vbCrLf + "Database: " & .Database)
           End With 
       End Using  
End Sub

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1
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