How to add a database from access in c++

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    Question How to add a database from access in c++

    Hi all,
    I have created database using MS access and i want to access it in C++ how can i do that?
    and also if this is possible on MFC too can anyone tell me how?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Try a Search: Key Word(s): access, database
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    For simple stuff I use ODBC.

    Look at CRecordSet. Once you have a DSN you can derive a specific record set for each table in the DB.
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    thanks all for your replies
    I have done all using ODBC which really works fine with me
    But there is a problem!
    I want to search for an item
    My project is so simple and the database is composed of only one table one of its columns is the name
    what i wanna do is to add a feature to search for a name which is Data dictionary
    thank you very much

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    Something like...

    (Add exception and error handlers)

    Code:
    CString    SQL,UserName;
    
    
    CDataBase                          DB;
    //must open DB
    
    //then connect recordset
    CMyDBTableRecordSet        Table(&DB);
    
    //get username from an edit?
    UserName.Format("Justin Case");
    
    //set up SQL string to send to DB
    // get whole record from the MyDBTable for 'Justin Case'
    SQL.Format("SELECT * FROM MyDBTable WHERE UserName=%s",UserName); Table.Open(AFX_DB_USE_DEFAULT_TYPE, SQL ,CRecordset::none);
    
    if(!Table.IsBOF())//have records
    //use
    
    //close recordset
    //close db
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    Thanks novacain
    thank you very much
    I have some question what is UserName? is it the variable declaring the name field?
    //must open DB

    //then connect recordset
    CMyDBTableRecordSet Table(&DB);
    How can i open DB and connect to recordset?
    and what about Table(&DB) is Table is a predefined function?
    AFX_DB_USE_DEFAULT_TYPE
    what is the default type for the database is it the primary key?
    sorry for my newbie questions and thanks again for your great help

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    I'm not going to write this for you, have a go yourself.

    Post code if you get stuck and I am happy to help (if I have time).


    UserName is a variable with the search criteria (in this case the name to look for)

    To open the database, declare a CDatabase variable and call the member function Open() or OpenEx()

    Table in my example is a variable. Its type/class is that of a CRecordset derived from your DB's table. MSVC will do this for you (if you push the right buttons).

    By specifing a pointer to an open DB (when constructing the Table variable ie Table(&DB) ) we conect the Table to the open DB.

    AFX_DB_USE_DEFAULT_TYPE

    Read CRecordset::Open() for more info.
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    It's done
    Thank you novacain for your great efforts

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