ADO: ActiveX Data Objects
By Jason T Roff
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: June 2001
Pages: 624

Getting data across platforms and formats is a cornerstone of present-day applications development. ADO: ActiveX Data Objects is both an introduction and a complete reference to ADO (ActiveX Data Objects), Microsoft's universal data access solution. You'll learn how to easily access data in multiple formats--such as email messages, Access databases, Word documents, and SQL databases--even on different platforms, without spending extra time learning every last detail about each format.Author Jason Roff shows by example how to use ADO with your programming language of choice to save programming time, so you can concentrate on the content and quality of your application rather than the nitty-gritty of specific data formats.ADO: ActiveX Data Objects includes:

  • Chapters dedicated to the Connection, Recordset, Field, and Command objects and the Properties collection
  • A complete, detailed reference listing every ADO object, method, property, and event, in convenient alphabetical order
  • Chapters on ADO architecture, data shaping, the ADO Event Model
  • An appendix containing enumeration tables used by ADO objects and collections, listed alphabetically
  • Brief introductions to RDS, ADO.NET, and SQL
ADO: ActiveX Data Objects is a versatile one-stop guide to both the theory and practice of programming with ADO through Version 2.6. The thorough reference section and topic-specific chapters will help you find quick answers about the details of objects, collections, methods, and properties of ADO. And the abundance of practical code examples will give you a good grasp of how to use ADO's strong points most effectively.
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Comments about O'Reilly Media ADO: ActiveX Data Objects:

Understandable. Good example code.

One negative: presumes knowledge of, or access to "biblio.mdb" database. If you're not familiar with it, examples with references to it are less meaningful. You should include an appendix with a few records so the uninformed can see how it's structured.

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Comments about O'Reilly Media ADO: ActiveX Data Objects:

I personally always enjoy O'Reilly products. The depth and quality of information in a relatively small number pages.

I was surprise that no mention of ADOX, ADOCE, ADOXCE was included in the book ActiveX Data objects. I appears to be a neccessary part when discussing ADO.

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By John Posada, Senior Technical Writer

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Comments about O'Reilly Media ADO: ActiveX Data Objects:

The book contained many examples of sample code. For myself, who is not an expert in the subject, this was valuable.

I also liked that it was written in a tone that while instructive for both novice and expert, didn't "talk down" to someone who isn't up to speed on all the concepts. This is important to me in that I must interface with those experts and by using this book, I was able to ask intelligent questions and avoid asking the "dumb questions".

It was well organized and finding specific information was quite easy. Good work.

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ADO: ActiveX Data Objects Review

By Bernard Chester

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Comments about O'Reilly Media ADO: ActiveX Data Objects:

As with all O'Reilly books, this has good and straightforward organization. I am using it mostly for reference, so I can't speak to it as a book to learn from.

I did feel that it needed the following:

MS Office examples, such as accessing MS Excel using the Jet Engine.

Access to the sample code, even if it was on the web site.

(Editor's Note: The examples are now available from the book's catalog page at http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/ado. Click on the link to "Examples.")

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