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Practical Web Technologies by V. Lau, P. K. Yuen

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17.5. Accessing databases with ADO and ASP

17.5.1. What is ADO?

ActiveX Data Objects, or ADO for short, is a Microsoft product providing database access at the programming level. It is a series of objects closely related to ASP discussed in the last chapter. ADO can be used to simplify the tasks for adding database functionalities to your Web pages. Any scripting language supported by ASP can be used to call ADO functions. In this section, we will show you how to use JScript (a version of ECMAScript) to program ADO databases. Then the same program will be translated into PerlScript in ASP format. Note that PerlScript is a scripting language that can be used in ASP and is different from the general programming language Perl.

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