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Chapter 17. ADO and OLE DB > A Closer Look at Connection Strings

17.6. A Closer Look at Connection Strings

It seems fair to say that the most confusing aspect of using ADO is determining the correct connection string required to establish a connection to an OLE DB provider. Certainly, this is one of the first confusing aspects of ADO, if not the only one.

In the beginning, there was only one OLE DB provider — Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers. This was a good way for Microsoft to introduce OLE DB, because it meant that any ODBC provider automatically became an OLE DB provider.


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