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Lesson 8. Databases on the Web > Connecting to a Database

Connecting to a Database

Enough theory and exploration: It's time to connect this database to your pages. As you have must have gathered, a number of preliminary steps are involved to get everything set up. And the steps vary depending on how you are connecting to your server and the server technology (ASP or ColdFusion) you are using.

Broadly speaking, there are two steps you need to take to connect to a database. First, you have to create the DSN on the server, so you can take advantage of an ODBC connection. Second, you have to get Dreamweaver and the page to see this DSN.


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