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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

virtual property String^ DataSource {
	String^ get () override;

/** @property */
public String get_DataSource ()

public override function get DataSource () : String

Property Value

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

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

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.
using System;
using System.Data;
using System.Data.OleDb;

class Class1
    static void Main()
        string x = "Provider=SQLOLEDB;Data Source=(local);Initial Catalog=AdventureWorks;"
            + "Integrated Security=SSPI";

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

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

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0