In this hour, we will cover
Working with data source controls
Understanding SQL, the language of databases
Retrieving specific columns from a database table
Returning database data that meets certain criteria
Ordering the results of a database query
In the preceding hour we examined, from a high-level perspective, what databases are, their internal structure, and their purpose. We looked at creating a database with SQL Server 2005 Express Edition through Visual Web Developer. We also saw how to create database tables and populate them with data.
Often we will want to retrieve information from a database and display it on an ASP.NET web page. To be able to ...