Linking to Data Sources

The ability to draw information from a database and display it on a Web page has previously been a fairly complicated task. Not so with ASP.NET. Because ASP.NET uses Providers and has the ability to deal with data natively, you don’t need to write any programming code to display data from a database on your Web pages.

ASP.NET can work with Microsoft Office Access databases, Microsoft SQL Server databases, XML files, Microsoft Office Excel files, and even Oracle, IBM DB2, and MySQL databases.

In this exercise, you will display information from a Microsoft Office Access database in your Web page.


USE the CH11 sample site you modified in the previous exercise.

OPEN the CH11 site if it isn’t already open.

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