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  • Paperback: 620 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (30 Jun. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565924150
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565924154
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 3 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 878,853 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book is a one-stop guide to ADO, the universal data access solution from Microsoft that allows easy access to data from multiple formats and platforms. It includes chapters on the Connection, Recordset, Field, and Command objects and the Properties collection; ADO architecture, data shaping, and the ADO Event Model; brief introductions to RDS, ADO.NET, and SQL; and a comprehensive alphabetic reference to every ADO object, method, property, and event.

About the Author

Jason T. Roff has been programming computers since he was eight years old. He has been a programmer and developer for Blockbuster Entertainment and Isogon Corporation, where he quickly worked his way up from client/server developer to senior project leader. He is the author of Visual Basic 5 Database How-To.

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If you are using ADO then this book is a must. I use a lot of VBA to connect Excel with data held in an Oracle database and this has been a godsend.
This book not only takes you through everything you would ever want to know about ADO (without sending you to sleep) but goes on to cover advanced stuff like data shaping which is incredibly powerful yet I had never really heard of it.
If you use ADO then this book is a must.
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2.0 out of 5 stars For VB Developers ONLY! 8 Sept. 2001
By Jon Hall - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Do not get this book if you program in anything other than VB (not even vbscript). The name of the book should have been ADO for Visual Basic...except that title was already taken. What really gets on my nerves is that the sample chapter released on O'Reilly's web site is the chapter where they give code examples for all of the different languages. The rest of the book is nothing like that chapter!
If you are a VB programmer though, I'm sure you will love this book.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT - Data Shaping Chapter 20 Sept. 2001
By Maria Hemshey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I bought this book for one chapter - data shaping, and it turned out to be the only place that I found that was able to explain it in a way that I could understand. The author has a knack for thoroughly explaining the material. I also found the appendix on SQL helpful.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Its all here. 11 Aug. 2002
By Wayne A. Lambright - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
You can't get a more complete ADO book.. ever gritty detail is in this book.. It's almost too much information. :- ) if you code ADO. This is a good book to have.
Wayne lambright
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4.0 out of 5 stars Visual Basic ADO Book 23 Sept. 2002
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Format: Paperback
This is a well written book for existing programmers who want to learn ADO. While the examples are in Visual Basic, the core concepts of ADO are very detailed and anyone with an understanding of a similar language, such as ASP or C++ should have no trouble applying the examples to the other language. It will not help you if you don't already know how to program.
It also serves as a good reference book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you need to learn ADO you MUST buy this book 7 Aug. 2001
By Mark Epstein MD - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I have read many different computer books. Although most of the authors seem to know their stuff, they often lack the ability to organize their thoughts in a clear, concise manner. If you, as I did, make any attempt to learn ADO from the many books on VB out there, you will discover that none of them presents the subject in a way such that you can start writing code immediately in a way respectable to the programming community.
Jason Roff's book presents the entire subject making one assumption: The reader does not know anything about ADO. The book is well organized and complete. The progression from one chapter to another is logical. It is quick reading. By the time you reach chapter 4, you will be successfully connecting to databases. The author possesses a thorough knowledge fo the subject. This book should be in all VB and DB programmers libraries!
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