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This article shows one technique to create ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) disconnected recordsets in Active Server Pages (ASP) when programming with Microsoft VBScript and Microsoft JScript. This article assumes that the reader is familiar with ADO and ASP.
One of the ASP guidelines is to release ADO objects as soon as possible in order to release the system resources used by these objects. The disconnected recordset feature of ADO allows recordsets to exist without having an active connection; this can save database server resources and improve scalability. ADO disconnected recordsets require client-side cursors to be used, which can be done by setting the CursorLocation property of the Connection object to adUseClient.
The following sample code uses the Microsoft OLEDB Provider for SQL Server (SQLOLEDB) to connect to the sample Northwind database that comes with the SQL Server installation. To run the samples, modify the connection string and SELECT statement to suit your environment. Also, set the correct path for the ADO constants Include files.
Disconnected Recordsets in VBScript
Note that the recordset is disconnected by setting the ActiveConnection property to Nothing.
Disconnected Recordsets in JScript
NOTE: In the preceding code, you cannot replace the following line of code
with one of the following lines of code to create a disconnected recordset:
For additional information, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/184397/EN-US/ )How To Create ADO Disconnected Recordsets in VBA/C++/Java
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/190717/EN-US/ )INFO: Disconnected Recordsets with ADO or RDS
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/252482/EN-US/ )BUG: ADO Disconnected Recordset That Uses Parameterized Query Is Not Disconnected by SQL Server
Article ID: 289531 - Last Review: September 6, 2012 - Revision: 2.0
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