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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

Public Overrides ReadOnly Property DataSource As String
Dim instance As OleDbConnection
Dim value As String

value = instance.DataSource

/** @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.

Public Sub OpenConnection(ByVal connectionString As String)

    Using connection As New OleDbConnection(connectionString)
            Console.WriteLine("Server Version: {0 DataSource: {1", _
                connection.ServerVersion, connection.DataSource)
        Catch ex As Exception
        End Try
        ' The connection is automatically closed when the
        ' code exits the Using block.
    End Using
End Sub

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