ADO Introduction

ADO can be used to access databases from your web pages.

What you should already know

Before you continue you should have a basic understanding of the following:

  • HTML
  • ASP
  • SQL

If you want to study these subjects first, go to our Home page

What is ADO?

  • ADO is a Microsoft technology
  • ADO stands for ActiveX Data Objects
  • ADO is a Microsoft Active-X component
  • ADO is automatically installed with Microsoft IIS
  • ADO is a programming interface to access data in a database

Accessing a Database from an ASP Page

The common way to access a database from inside an ASP page is to:

  1. Create an ADO connection to a database
  2. Open the database connection
  3. Create an ADO recordset
  4. Open the recordset
  5. Extract the data you need from the recordset
  6. Close the recordset
  7. Close the connection


ADO Intro