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Filtering/Displaying records from Access in Visual Studio 2008

  1. Oct 11, 2008 #1
    First I must mention that I'm a novice-intermediate VB programmer.

    I have a subtle understanding (I bought a book!) of database programming for a SQL Server db. However, I'm using Access and this book simply isn't cutting it.

    Any resources/advice to lead me to be able to using SQL statements, displaying records meeting certain criteria, etc. would be very much appreciated.
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  3. Oct 11, 2008 #2
    Let me be more specific

    I need to load records from an existing Access db where [job #] = (variable). I do not want all fields from the specified records. I then want to put those records (3,622 to be precise) into another table for further processing, etc.

    I know how to do this in vb 2005. But this oop/ado.net stuff is not sinking in. I now have Visual Studio 2008 and am stuck here.

    I have examples which tell me how to do it using SQL Server, but I don't understand why the DataReader object doesn't work with OleDb connections.

    I could use some help getting over this major obstacle. I'm right in the middle of a huge project.
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