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Here are adodc connectionstring….

1. SQL Server
ODBC Standard Security: “Driver={SQL
Server};Server=Aron1;Database=pubs;Uid=sa;Pwd=asdasd;” Trusted connection:
“Driver={SQL Server};Server=Aron1;Database=pubs; Trusted_Connection=yes;” Prompt
for username and password: oConn.Properties(”Prompt”) = adPromptAlwaysoConn.Open
“Driver={SQL Server};Server=Aron1;DataBase=pubs;”
OLE DB, OleDbConnection (.NET) Standard Security: “Provider=sqloledb;Data
Source=Aron1;Initial Catalog=pubs;User Id=sa;Password=asdasd;” Trusted Connection:
“Provider=sqloledb;Data Source=Aron1;Initial Catalog=pubs;Integrated Security=SSPI;”
(use serverName\instanceName as Data Source to use an specifik SQLServer instance,
only SQLServer2000) Prompt for username and password: oConn.Provider =
“sqloledb”oConn.Properties(”Prompt”) = adPromptAlwaysoConn.Open “Data
Source=Aron1;Initial Catalog=pubs;” Connect via an IP address:
“Provider=sqloledb;Data Source=190.190.200.100,1433;Network
Library=DBMSSOCN;Initial Catalog=pubs;User ID=sa;Password=asdasd;”
(DBMSSOCN=TCP/IP instead of Named Pipes, at the end of the Data Source is the port to
use (1433 is the default))
SqlConnection (.NET) Standard Security: “Data Source=Aron1;Initial Catalog=pubs;User
Id=sa;Password=asdasd;” - or - “Server=Aron1;Database=pubs;User
ID=sa;Password=asdasd;Trusted_Connection=False” (both connection strings produces
the same result) Trusted Connection: “Data Source=Aron1;Initial
Catalog=pubs;Integrated Security=SSPI;” - or
-”Server=Aron1;Database=pubs;Trusted_Connection=True;” (both connection strings
produces the same result) (use serverName\instanceName as Data Source to use an
specifik SQLServer instance, only SQLServer2000) Connect via an IP address: “Data
Source=190.190.200.100,1433;Network Library=DBMSSOCN;Initial Catalog=pubs;User
ID=sa;Password=asdasd;” (DBMSSOCN=TCP/IP instead of Named Pipes, at the end of
the Data Source is the port to use (1433 is the default)) Declare the SqlConnection:
C#:using System.Data.SqlClient;SqlConnection oSQLConn = new
SqlConnection();oSQLConn.ConnectionString=”my connection string”;oSQLConn.Open();
VB.NET: Imports System.Data.SqlClientDim oSQLConn As SqlConnection = New
SqlConnection()oSQLConn.ConnectionString=”my connection string”oSQLConn.Open()
Data Shape MS Data Shape”Provider=MSDataShape;Data Provider=SQLOLEDB;Data
Source=Aron1;Initial Catalog=pubs;User ID=sa;Password=asdasd;”

2. SQL Server 2005


SQL Native Client ODBC Driver Standard security: “Driver={SQL Native
Client};Server=Aron1;Database=pubs;UID=sa;PWD=asdasd;” Trusted connection:
“Driver={SQL Native Client};Server=Aron1;Database=pubs;Trusted_Connection=yes;”
EquivalentsIntegrated Security=SSPI equals Trusted_Connection=yes Prompt for
username and password: oConn.Properties(”Prompt”) = adPromptAlwaysoConn.Open
“Driver={SQL Native Client};Server=Aron1;DataBase=pubs;” Enabling MARS (multiple
active result sets): “Driver={SQL Native Client};Server=Aron1;Database=pubs;
Trusted_Connection=yes;MARS_Connection=yes”
EquivalentsMultipleActiveResultSets=true equals MARS_Connection=yes Encrypt data
sent over network: “Driver={SQL Native Client};Server=Aron1;Database=pubs;
Trusted_Connection=yes;Encrypt=yes” Attach a database file on connect to a local SQL
Server Express instance: “Driver={SQL Native Client};Server=.\SQLExpress;
AttachDbFilename=c:\asd\qwe\mydbfile.mdf;
Database=dbname;Trusted_Connection=Yes;” - or - “Driver={SQL Native
Client};Server=.\SQLExpress; AttachDbFilename=DataDirectorymydbfile.mdf;
Database=dbname;Trusted_Connection=Yes;” (use DataDirectory when your database
file resides in the data directory) Why is the “Database” parameter needed? Answer: If
the database was previously attached, SQL Server does not reattach it (it uses the
attached database as the default for the connection). (the package contains booth the
ODBC driver and the OLE DB provider) Using SQL Server 2005 Express? Don’t miss the
server name syntax: SERVERNAME\SQLEXPRESS (Substitute “SERVERNAME” with the
name of the computer)
SQL Native Client OLE DB Provider Standard security:
“Provider=SQLNCLI;Server=Aron1;Database=pubs; UID=sa;PWD=asdasd;” Trusted
connection: “Provider=SQLNCLI;Server=Aron1;Database=pubs;
Trusted_Connection=yes;” Equivalents Integrated Security=SSPI equals
Trusted_Connection=yes Prompt for username and password:
oConn.Properties(”Prompt”) = adPromptAlwaysoConn.Open
“Provider=SQLNCLI;Server=Aron1;DataBase=pubs;” Enabling MARS (multiple active
result sets): “Provider=SQLNCLI;Server=Aron1;Database=pubs;
Trusted_Connection=yes;MarsConn=yes” Equivalents MarsConn=yes equals
MultipleActiveResultSets=true equals MARS_Connection=yes Encrypt data sent over
network: “Provider=SQLNCLI;Server=Aron1;Database=pubs;
Trusted_Connection=yes;Encrypt=yes” Attach a database file on connect to a local SQL
Server Express instance: “Provider=SQLNCLI;Server=.\SQLExpress;
AttachDbFilename=c:\asd\qwe\mydbfile.mdf;
Database=dbname;Trusted_Connection=Yes;” - or -
“Provider=SQLNCLI;Server=.\SQLExpress;
AttachDbFilename=DataDirectorymydbfile.mdf;
Database=dbname;Trusted_Connection=Yes;” (use DataDirectory when your database
file resides in the data directory) Why is the “Database” parameter needed? Answer: If
the database was previously attached, SQL Server does not reattach it (it uses the
attached database as the default for the connection). (the package contains booth the
ODBC driver and the OLE DB provider) Using SQL Server 2005 Express? Don’t miss the
server name syntax: SERVERNAME\SQLEXPRESS (Substitute “SERVERNAME” with the
name of the computer)
SqlConnection (.NET) Standard Security: “Data Source=Aron1;Initial Catalog=pubs;User
Id=sa;Password=asdasd;” - or - “Server=Aron1;Database=pubs;User
ID=sa;Password=asdasd;Trusted_Connection=False” (both connection strings produces
the same result) Trusted Connection: “Data Source=Aron1;Initial
Catalog=pubs;Integrated Security=SSPI;” - or -
“Server=Aron1;Database=pubs;Trusted_Connection=True;” (both connection strings
produces the same result) (use serverName\instanceName as Data Source to use an
specifik SQLServer instance) Connect via an IP address: “Data
Source=190.190.200.100,1433; Network Library=DBMSSOCN;Initial Catalog=pubs;User
ID=sa;Password=asdasd;” (DBMSSOCN=TCP/IP instead of Named Pipes, at the end of
the Data Source is the port to use (1433 is the default)) Enabling MARS (multiple active
result sets): “Server=Aron1;Database=pubs;
Trusted_Connection=True;MultipleActiveResultSets=true” Note! Use ADO.NET 2.0 for
MARS functionality. MARS is not supported in ADO.NET 1.0 nor ADO.NET 1.1 Streamline
your Data Connections by Moving to MARS, by Laurence Moroney, DevX.com >> Attach
a database file on connect to a local SQL Server Express instance:
“Server=.\SQLExpress; AttachDbFilename=c:\asd\qwe\mydbfile.mdf;
Database=dbname; Trusted_Connection=Yes;” - or - “Server=.\SQLExpress;
AttachDbFilename=DataDirectorymydbfile.mdf; Database=dbname;
Trusted_Connection=Yes;” (use DataDirectory when your database file resides in the
data directory) Why is the “Database” parameter needed? Answer: If the database was
previously attached, SQL Server does not reattach it ( it uses the attached database as
the default for the connection). Using “User Instance” on a local SQL Server Express
instance: “Data Source=.\SQLExpress;integrated security=true;
attachdbfilename=DataDirectory\mydb.mdf;user instance=true;” The “User Instance”
functionality creates a new SQL Server instance on the fly during connect. This works
only on a local SQL Server 2005 instance and only when connecting using windows
authentication over local named pipes. The purpose is to be able to create a full rights
SQL Server instance to a user with limited administrative rights on the computer. To
enable the functionality: sp_configure ‘user instances enabled’,'1′ (0 to disable) Using
SQL Server 2005 Express? Don’t miss the server name syntax:
SERVERNAME\SQLEXPRESS (Substitute “SERVERNAME” with the name of the computer)
Context Connection - connecting to “self” from within your CLR stored
prodedure/function C#: using(SqlConnection connection = new SqlConnection(”context
connection=true”)) { connection.Open(); // Use the connection } Visual Basic: Using
connection as new SqlConnection(”context connection=true”) connection.Open() ‘ Use
the connection End Using The context connection lets you execute Transact-SQL
statements in the same context (connection) that your code was invoked in the first
place.

3. Access
ODBC Standard Security: “Driver={Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)};
Dbq=C:\mydatabase.mdb;Uid=Admin;Pwd=;” Workgroup: “Driver={Microsoft Access
Driver (*.mdb)}; Dbq=C:\mydatabase.mdb;SystemDB=C:\mydatabase.mdw;” Exclusive:
“Driver={Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)};
Dbq=C:\mydatabase.mdb;Exclusive=1;Uid=admin;Pwd=”
OLE DB, OleDbConnection (.NET) Standard security: “Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;
Data Source=\somepath\mydb.mdb;User Id=admin;Password=;” Workgroup (system
database): “Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=\somepath\mydb.mdb;Jet
OLEDB:System Database=system.mdw;” With password:
“Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=\somepath\mydb.mdb;Jet
OLEDB:Database Password=MyDbPassword;”

4. Oracle
ODBC New version: “Driver={Microsoft ODBC for Oracle};Server=OracleServer.world;
Uid=Username;Pwd=asdasd;” Old version: “Driver={Microsoft ODBC Driver for Oracle};
ConnectString=OracleServer.world; Uid=myUsername;Pwd=myPassword;”
OLE DB, OleDbConnection (.NET) Standard security: “Provider=msdaora;Data
Source=MyOracleDB;User Id=UserName;Password=asdasd;” This one’s from Microsoft,
the following are from Oracle Standard Security: “Provider=OraOLEDB.Oracle;Data
Source=MyOracleDB;User Id=Username;Password=asdasd;” Trusted Connection:
“Provider=OraOLEDB.Oracle;Data Source=MyOracleDB;OSAuthent=1;”
OracleConnection (.NET) Standard: “Data Source=MyOracleDB;Integrated
Security=yes;” This one works only with Oracle 8i release 3 or later Specifying username
and password: “Data Source=MyOracleDB;User
Id=username;Password=passwd;Integrated Security=no;” This one works only with
Oracle 8i release 3 or later
Declare the OracleConnection: C#: using System.Data.OracleClient; OracleConnection
oOracleConn = new OracleConnection(); oOracleConn.ConnectionString = “my
connection string”; oOracleConn.Open(); VB.NET: Imports System.Data.OracleClient Dim
oOracleConn As OracleConnection = New OracleConnection()
OracleConn.ConnectionString = “my connection string” oOracleConn.Open() Missing the
System.Data.OracleClient namespace? Download .NET Managed Provider for Oracle
>>Great article! “Features of Oracle Data Provider for .NET” by Rama Mohan G. at C#
Corner
Core Labs OraDirect (.NET) Standard: “User ID=scott; Password=tiger; Host=ora;
Pooling=true; Min Pool Size=0;Max Pool Size=100; Connection Lifetime=0″ Read more at
Core Lab and the product page.
Data Shape MS Data Shape: “Provider=MSDataShape.1;Persist Security Info=False;Data
Provider=MSDAORA;Data Source=orac;user id=username;password=mypw”

5. MySQL
MyODBC MyODBC 2.50 Local database: “Driver={mySQL};Server=localhost;
Option=16834;Database=mydatabase;” MyODBC 2.50 Remote database:
“Driver={mySQL};Server=data.domain.com; Port=3306;Option=131072;Stmt=;
Database=my-database;Uid=username;Pwd=password;” MyODBC 3.51 Local database:
“DRIVER={MySQL ODBC 3.51 Driver}; SERVER=localhost;DATABASE=myDatabase;
USER=myUsername; PASSWORD=myPassword;OPTION=3;” MyODBC 3.51 Remote
database: “DRIVER={MySQL ODBC 3.51 Driver}; SERVER=data.domain.com;
PORT=3306;DATABASE=myDatabase;
USER=myUsername;PASSWORD=myPassword;OPTION=3;”
OLE DB, OleDbConnection (.NET) Standard: “Provider=MySQLProv;Data Source=mydb;
User Id=UserName;Password=asdasd;” Connector/Net 1.0 (.NET) Standard:
“Server=Server;Database=Test;Uid=UserName;Pwd=asdasd;” Download the driver at
MySQL Developer Zone. Specifying port: “Server=Server;Port=1234;Database=Test;
Uid=UserName;Pwd=asdasd;” Default port is 3306. Enter value -1 to use a named pipe
connection. Declare the MySqlClient connection: C#: using MySql.Data.MySqlClient;
MySqlConnection oMySqlConn = new MySqlConnection(); oMySqlConn.ConnectionString
= “Server=Server;Database=Test;Uid=UserName;Pwd=asdasd;”; oMySqlConn.Open();
VB.NET: Imports MySql.Data.MySqlClient Dim oMySqlConn As MySqlConnection = New
MySqlConnection() oMySqlConn.ConnectionString =
“Server=Server;Database=Test;Uid=UserName;Pwd=asdasd;” oMySqlConn.Open()
MySqlConnection (.NET) eInfoDesigns.dbProvider: “Data
Source=server;Database=mydb;User ID=username;Password=pwd;Command
Logging=false” This one is used with eInfoDesigns dbProvider, an add-on to .NET Declare
the MySqlConnection: C#: using eInfoDesigns.dbProvider.MySqlClient; MySqlConnection
oMySqlConn = new MySqlConnection(); oMySqlConn.ConnectionString = “my connection
string”; oMySqlConn.Open(); VB.NET: Imports eInfoDesigns.dbProvider.MySqlClient Dim
oMySqlConn As MySqlConnection = New MySqlConnection()
oMySqlConn.ConnectionString = “my connection string” oMySqlConn.Open()
SevenObjects MySqlClient (.NET) Standard: “Host=server; UserName=myusername;
Password=mypassword;Database=mydb;” This is a freeware ADO.Net data provider
from SevenObjects
Core Labs MySQLDirect (.NET) Standard: “User ID=root; Password=pwd; Host=localhost;
Port=3306; Database=test; Direct=true; Protocol=TCP; Compress=false; Pooling=true;
Min Pool Size=0; Max Pool Size=100; Connection Lifetime=0″

6.Interbase
ODBC, Easysoft Local computer: “Driver={Easysoft IB6 ODBC};
Server=localhost;Database=localhost:C:\mydatabase.gdb;
Uid=username;Pwd=password” Remote Computer: “Driver={Easysoft IB6 ODBC};
Server=ComputerName; Database=ComputerName:C:\mydatabase.gdb;
Uid=username;Pwd=password”
ODBC, Intersolv Local computer: “Driver={INTERSOLV InterBase ODBC Driver
(*.gdb)};Server=localhost;Database=localhost:C:\mydatabase.gdb;
Uid=username;Pwd=password” Remote Computer: “Driver={INTERSOLV InterBase
ODBC Driver (*.gdb)}; Server=ComputerName;
Database=ComputerName:C:\mydatabase.gdb; Uid=username;Pwd=password” This
driver are provided by DataDirect Technologies >> (formerly Intersolv)
OLE DB, SIBPROvider Standard: “provider=sibprovider;location=localhost:;data
source=c:\databases\gdbs\mygdb.gdb;user id=SYSDBA;password=masterkey”
Specifying character set: “provider=sibprovider;location=localhost:;data
source=c:\databases\gdbs\mygdb.gdb;user id=SYSDBA;password=masterkey;character
set=ISO8859_1″ Specifying role: “provider=sibprovider;location=localhost:;data
source=c:\databases\gdbs\mygdb.gdb;user
id=SYSDBA;password=masterkey;role=DIGITADORES”

7.IBM DB2
OLE DB, OleDbConnection (.NET) from ms TCP/IP: “Provider=DB2OLEDB;Network
Transport Library=TCPIP;Network Address=XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX;Initial
Catalog=MyCtlg;Package Collection=MyPkgCol;Default Schema=Schema; User
ID=MyUser;Password=MyPW” APPC: “Provider=DB2OLEDB;APPC Local LU
Alias=MyAlias;APPC Remote LU Alias=MyRemote;Initial Catalog=MyCtlg;Package
Collection=MyPkgCol;Default Schema=Schema; User ID=MyUser;Password=MyPW”
IBM’s OLE DB Provider (shipped with IBM DB2 UDB v7 or above) TCP/IP:
Provider=IBMDADB2;Database=sample;HOSTNAME=db2host; PROTOCOL=TCPIP;
PORT=50000;uid=myUserName;pwd=myPwd;
ODBC Standard: “driver={IBM DB2 ODBC
DRIVER};Database=myDbName;hostname=myServerName;
port=myPortNum;protocol=TCPIP; uid=myUserName; pwd=myPwd”

8.Sybase
ODBC Standard Sybase System 12 Enterprise Open Client: “Driver={SYBASE ASE ODBC
Driver};Srvr=Aron1;Uid=username;Pwd=password” Standard Sybase System 12.5
Enterprise Open Client: “Driver={SYBASE ASE ODBC
Driver};NA=HOSTNAME,PORT_NUMBER; UID=username;PWD=password” Standard
Sybase System 11: “Driver={SYBASE SYSTEM
11};Srvr=Aron1;Uid=username;Pwd=password;Database=mydb” For more information
check out the Adaptive Server Enterprise Document Sets Intersolv 3.10:
“Driver={INTERSOLV 3.10 32-BIT Sybase};Srvr=Aron1;Uid=username;Pwd=password;”
Sybase SQL Anywhere (former Watcom SQL ODBC driver): “ODBC; Driver=Sybase SQL
Anywhere 5.0; DefaultDir=c:\dbfolder\;Dbf=c:\mydatabase.db;
Uid=username;Pwd=password;Dsn=”"”"” Note! The two double quota (”") following the
DSN parameter at the end are escaped quotas (VB syntax), you may have to change this
to your language specific escape syntax (\”) or maybe single quota (’). The empty DSN
parameter is indeed critical as not including it will result in error 7778. OLE DB Adaptive
Server Anywhere (ASA): “Provider=ASAProv;Data source=myASA” Read more in the ASA
User Guide (part 1, chapter 2) >> Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) with Data Source
.IDS file: “Provider=Sybase ASE OLE DB Provider; Data source=myASE” Note that you
must create a Data Source .IDS file using the Sybase Data Advministrator. These .IDS
files resemble ODBC DSNs.
Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE):
“Provider=Sybase.ASEOLEDBProvider;Srvr=myASEserver,5000;
Catalog=myDBname;User Id=username;Password=password” - some reports on
problem using the above one, try the following as an alternative -
“Provider=Sybase.ASEOLEDBProvider; Server Name=myASEserver,5000;Initial
Catalog=myDBname; User Id=username;Password=password” This one works only from
Open Client 12.5 where the server port number feature works, allowing fully qualified
connection strings to be used without defining any .IDS Data Source files.
AseConnection (.NET) Standard: “Data
Source=’myASEserver’;Port=5000;Database=’myDBname’;
UID=’username’;PWD=’password’;” Declare the AseConnection: C#: using
Sybase.Data.AseClient; AseConnection oCon = new AseConnection();
oCon.ConnectionString=”my connection string”; oCon.Open(); VB.NET: Imports
System.Data.AseClientDim oCon As AseConnection = New
AseConnection()oCon.ConnectionString=”my connection string”oCon.Open()

9.Informix
ODBC Informix 3.30: “Dsn=”;Driver={INFORMIX 3.30 32 BIT};Host=hostname;
Server=myserver;Service=service-name;Protocol=olsoctcp;
Database=mydb;UID=username;PWD=myPwd Informix-CLI 2.5: “Driver={Informix-CLI
2.5 (32 Bit)};Server=myserver; Database=mydb;Uid=username;Pwd=myPwd”
OLE DB IBM Informix OLE DB Provider: “Provider=Ifxoledbc.2;password=myPw;User
ID=myUser;Data Source=dbName@serverName; Persist Security Info=true”

10. Ingres
ODBC DSN-less: “Provider=MSDASQL.1;DRIVER=Ingres;SRVR=xxxxx; DB=xxxxx;Persist
Security Info=False;uid=xxxx; pwd=xxxxx;SELECTLOOPS=N; Extended
Properties=”"SERVER=xxxxx; DATABASE=xxxxx;SERVERTYPE=INGRES”"” Important
note! The two double quota (”") in the string are escaped quotas (VB syntax), you may
have to change this to your language specific escape syntax (ex. \”) or maybe single
quota (’).

11. Mimer SQL


ODBC Standard Security: “Driver={MIMER};Database=mydb;Uid=myuser;Pwd=mypw;”
Prompt for username and password: “Driver={MIMER};Database=mydb;”

12. Lightbase
Standard Standard: “user=USERLOGIN;password=PASSWORD;UDB=USERBASE;
server=SERVERNAME”

13.PostgreSQL
Core Labs PostgreSQLDirect (.NET) Standard: “User ID=root; Password=pwd;
Host=localhost; Port=5432; Database=testdb;Pooling=true; Min Pool Size=0; Max Pool
Size=100; Connection Lifetime=0″ Read more at Core Lab and the product page.
PostgreSQL driver Standard: “DRIVER={PostgreSQL};SERVER=ipaddress;port=5432;
DATABASE=dbname;UID=username;PWD=password;”
Npgsql by pgFoundry (.NET) SSL activated:
“Server=127.0.0.1;Port=5432;Userid=myuserid; password=mypw;Protocol=3;SSL=true;
Pooling=true;MinPoolSize=3;MaxPoolSize=20;
Encoding=UNICODE;Timeout=20;SslMode=Require” Without SSL:
“Server=127.0.0.1;Port=5432;Userid=myuserid; password=mypw;
Protocol=3;SSL=false; Pooling=true;MinPoolSize=1;MaxPoolSize=20;
Encoding=UNICODE;Timeout=15;SslMode=Disable”

14. Paradox
ODBC 5.X: Driver={Microsoft Paradox Driver (*.db )};DriverID=538;Fil=Paradox
5.X;DefaultDir=c:\pathToDb\;Dbq=c:\pathToDb\; CollatingSequence=ASCII” 7.X:
“Provider=MSDASQL.1;Persist Security Info=False;Mode=Read;Extended
Properties=’DSN=Paradox;DBQ=C:\myDb;
DefaultDir=C:\myDb;DriverId=538;FIL=Paradox 7.X;
MaxBufferSize=2048;PageTimeout=600;’;Initial Catalog=C:\myDb”
OleDbConnection (.NET) Standard “Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data
Source=c:\myDb; Extended Properties=Paradox 5.x;”

15. DSN
ODBC DSN: “DSN=myDsn;Uid=username;Pwd=;” File DSN:
“FILEDSN=c:\myData.dsn;Uid=username;Pwd=;”

16. Firebird
ODBC - IBPhoenix Open Source Standard: “DRIVER=Firebird/InterBase(r)
driver;UID=SYSDBA; PWD=masterkey; DBNAME=D:\FIREBIRD\examples\TEST.FDB”
IBPhoenix ODBC; More info, download etc >>
.NET - Firebird .Net Data Provider Standard: “User=SYSDBA;Password=masterkey;
Database=SampleDatabase.fdb; DataSource=localhost;
Port=3050;Dialect=3;Charset=NONE;Role=; Connection
lifetime=15;Pooling=true;MinPoolSize=0; MaxPoolSize=50;Packet
Size=8192;ServerType=0″

17. Excel
ODBC Standard: “Driver={Microsoft Excel Driver (*.xls)};DriverId=790;
Dbq=C:\MyExcel.xls;DefaultDir=c:\mypath;” TIP! SQL syntax: “SELECT * FROM
[sheet1$]” - i.e. worksheet name followed by a “$” and wrapped in “[” “]” brackets.
OLE DB Standard: “Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data
Source=C:\MyExcel.xls;Extended Properties=”"Excel 8.0;HDR=Yes;IMEX=1″”"
“HDR=Yes;” indicates that the first row contains columnnames, not data “IMEX=1;” tells
the driver to always read “intermixed” data columns as text. Note that this option might
affect excel sheet write access negative. TIP! SQL syntax: “SELECT * FROM [sheet1$]” -
i.e. worksheet name followed by a “$” and wrapped in “[” “]” brackets. TIP! Check out
the [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Jet\4.0\Engines\Excel] located registry
REG_DWORD “TypeGuessRows”. That’s the key to n ot letting Excel use only the first 8
rows to guess the columns data type. Set this value to 0 to scan all rows. This might hurt
performance. Important note! The two double quota (”") in the string are escaped quotas
(VB syntax), you may have to change this to your language specific escape syntax (ex.
\”) or maybe single quota (’).

18. Text
ODBC Standard: “Driver={Microsoft Text Driver (*.txt; *.csv)};
Dbq=c:\txtFilesFolder\;Extensions=asc,csv,tab,txt;”
OLE DB Standard: “Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data
Source=c:\txtFilesFolder\;Extended Properties=”"text;HDR=Yes;FMT=Delimited”"”
“HDR=Yes;” indicates that the first row contains columnnames, not data Important note!
The two double quota (”") in the string are escaped quotas (VB syntax), you may have to
change this to your language specific escape syntax (ex. \”) or maybe single quota (’).

19. DBF / FoxPro


ODBC standard: “Driver={Microsoft dBASE Driver
(*.dbf)};DriverID=277;Dbq=c:\mydbpath;”
OLE DB, OleDbConnection (.NET) standard: “Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data
Source=c:\folder; Extended Properties=dBASE IV;User ID=Admin;Password=”

20. AS/400 (iSeries)


OLE DB, OleDbConnection (.NET) IBM Client Access OLE DB provider:
“PROVIDER=IBMDA400; DATA SOURCE=MY_SYSTEM_NAME; USER
ID=myUserName;PASSWORD=myPwd” Where MY_SYSTEM_NAME is the name given to
the system connection in OperationsNavigator IBM Client Access OLE DB provider:
“PROVIDER=IBMDA400; DATA SOURCE=MY_SYSTEM_NAME;USER
ID=myUserName;PASSWORD=myPwd;DEFAULT COLLECTION=MY_LIBRARY;” Where
MY_SYSTEM_NAME is the name given to the System Connection, and MY_LIBRARY is the
name given to the library in iSeries Navigator.
ODBC IBM Client Access ODBC driver: “Driver={Client Access ODBC Driver (32-
bit)};System=my_system_name; Uid=myUserName;Pwd=myPwd”

21. Exchange
OLE DB Exchange OLE DB provider: “ExOLEDB.DataSource” Specify store in the
connection open command like this: conn.open http://servername/mypublicstore

22. Visual FoxPro


OLE DB, OleDbConnection (.NET) Database container (.DBC): “Provider=vfpoledb.1;Data
Source=C:\MyDbFolder\MyDbContainer.dbc; Collating Sequence=machine” Free table
directory: “Provider=vfpoledb.1;Data Source=C:\MyDataDirectory\;Collating
Sequence=general” Force the provider to use an ODBC DSN:
“Provider=vfpoledb.1;DSN=MyDSN” Read more (Microsoft msdn) >>
ODBC Database container (.DBC): “Driver={Microsoft Visual FoxPro
Driver};SourceType=DBC; SourceDB=c:\myvfpdb.dbc;Exclusive=No; NULL=NO;
Collate=Machine;BACKGROUNDFETCH=NO;DELETED=NO” Free Table directory:
“Driver={Microsoft Visual FoxPro Driver};
SourceType=DBF;SourceDB=c:\myvfpdbfolder;Exclusive=No; Collate=Machine;
NULL=NO; DELETED=NO;BACKGROUNDFETCH=NO” “Collate=Machine” is the default
setting, for other settings check the list of supported collating sequences >> Microsoft
Visual Foxpro site: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vfoxpro

23 Pervasive
ODBC Standard: “Driver={Pervasive ODBC Client
Interface};ServerName=srvname;dbq=@dbname” Pervasive ODBC info >>
OLE DB Standard: “Provider=PervasiveOLEDB;Data Source=C:\path”

24. UDL
UDL UDL: “File Name=c:\myDataLink.udl;”