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I would like to ask if it is possible to connect to an online database with the use of visual basic 6.0? or rather can i use visual basic 6.0 as a platform for an online database? If yes, how? Thanks in advance.
Jun 3 '08 #1
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debasisdas
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What is the database that you are using ?
Jun 3 '08 #2

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It's a hypothetical question.
Jun 4 '08 #3

debasisdas
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It's a hypothetical question.
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Jun 4 '08 #4

jeffstl
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If you are talking about using a remote database from a compiled .exe VB program, it is possible but requires that you hard code any username and passwords to allow the connection not only to the web server or data server into the code but also the username and password for the database itself most likely.

This is also going to be dependant on the remote servers security settings I would think. You may have to work with a hosting provider to set up everything properly.

Bottom line is, I am sure it is possible, but it probably won't be easy if you don't have direct control over the remote server you want to connect to.

That being said, an Access file (.mdb) hosted somewhere would probably be more difficult to utilize then say an Oracle database or MySQL database possibly. I have never done it myself but it seems like it should be possible.
Jun 4 '08 #5

Dököll
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Hey there!

I have done it with VB 2005 and SQL Server Express/ASP.NET, may not be what you want but just felt why not tell you just in case you want to go with VB 2005. You know it's free, right:

http://www.microsoft.com/express/download/#webInstall

I would also download SQL Server Express and Visual Web Developer. You might also need SQL Server Management Studio Express, also free.

As for VB six, I'd have to look but you can fire up a web site through VB 6, if all you need to do is view data from that certain website.

I guess you'd use VB6 form to load site. Haven't done any other types of web connections through VB 6.

Good luck with the project!

Dököll
Jun 6 '08 #6

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