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Introduction

Does VB do SQL well? If it does why doesn't it do it for me? SQL Access under Visual Basic is still a black art to the majority of software developers and we have Microsoft's efforts to thank for that. They endeavoured to make a development tool so easy to use and so powerful that they did so by hiding a lot of the complexity of the product, whilst allowing the complex interactions to effect the execution of developed applications.

In this article we'll spend a little time looking at what the data access components are and when should you use them. We will also have a look at some common optimisations for SQL database access under Visual Basic.

History of Visual Basic
Here enters Visual Basic 4.0
Why is my SQL Query almost dead?
Conclusion



Written by: Tony Goodhew
August '96

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