Arguably the most important built-in components of Active Server Pages are the ActiveX Data Objects. These are COM objects that use ODBC and/or OLEDB to access databases and other stores of information, so they are language independent. They can be used not only from Active Server Pages but also from Visual Basic, Visual C++, and other programming environments. ADOs enable you to connect to a database to
Insert: add new data to a table.
Update: change data that's already in a table.
Delete: remove data in a table.
Select: look at data in a table.
Execute Stored Procedures: many more advanced databases enable you to write code and store it directly in the database, where it's available to any connected program. ...