Visual Basic Professional Edition versions 3.0 and 4.0 provide three main ways to access AS/400 data via an Open Database Connectivity driver: the Data Control, Data Access Objects (DAO), and the ODBC API. These methods let you build AS/400 database access capability into your VB programs but differ in their ease of use and performance. In this article, I show how to connect a VB application to an AS/400 database using the Data Control and DAO; an upcoming article will explain how to ...

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