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Title Modifying database records using ADO and VBScripts
Summary This note shows simple methods to modify records in a database using the ADO interface with VBScript.
Contributor John McTainsh
Published 17-Oct-2000
Last updated 17-Oct-2000
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The Microsoft¢ÎActiveX¢ÎData Objects (ADO) object model defines a collection of programmable objects that can be used in any language that supports both COM and Automation to access Databases. In this example we will be using ADO to access a Microsoft Access Database.

Note: I have been working on ADO for 5 days now and this is what I have learnt in this time. Also remember you need Microsoft IIS running on the server since this is all server side processing.

How to use it.

Start as always by inserting <%@ LANGUAGE = VBScript %> at the top of the page. The file I will be working with is called TestADO.mdb. When setting these demos up for yourself de sure to change the DBQ=D:\Inetpub\DevelopmentPrivate\TestADO.mdb; path to your local path.

Modifying data in the database. (Editing records)

The important code in this block is where the data is changed in the database. Click here to view the results. Note an important feature of ASP that is demonstrated in this sample is its ability to post messages to itself. In this way the form and processing logic can be kept in the same page.
'Connects to the Access driver and Access database in the Inetpub
'directory where the database is saved
strProvider = "Driver={Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)};" &_
'Instantiate a Recordset object and open a recordset using
'the Open method 
Set rst = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.recordset")

'Save the new values to the table
sql =    "UPDATE Comment" &_
        " SET Comment.Author = '" & strNewAuthor & "'" &_
        " WHERE Comment.ID = " & nRowID & ";"
rst.open sql,strProvider

What needs further investigation.

We are not doing any error handling. If any one knows how to do this add it to the comments.
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