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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 system.data.dll)

public override string DataSource { get; }
/** @property */
public String get_DataSource ()

public override function get DataSource () : String

Not applicable.

Property Value

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

If the connection to the database is closed, the DataSource property returns whatever is contained in ConnectionString for the data source keyword. If the connection is open and the ConnectionString data source keyword's value starts with "|datadirectory|", the property returns whatever is contained in ConnectionString for the data source keyword only. If the connection to the database is open, the property returns what the native provider returns for the DBPROP_INIT_DATASOURCE, and if that is empty, the native provider’s DBPROP_DATASOURCENAME is returned.

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

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

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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