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Executing statements with the Command object

This section describes a simple routine that sends a simple SQL statement to the database.

Sample code

You can try this routine by placing a command button named Command2 on a form, and pasting the routine into its Click event. Run the program and click the button to connect, display a message in the database server messages window, and then disconnect.

Private Sub cmdUpdate_Click( _
        ByVal eventSender As System.Object, _
        ByVal eventArgs As System.EventArgs) _
        Handles cmdUpdate.Click
    ' Declare variables
    Dim myConn As New ADODB.Connection
    Dim myCommand As New ADODB.Command
    Dim cAffected As Integer

    On Error GoTo HandleError

    ' Establish the connection
    myConn.Provider = "SAOLEDB"
    myConn.ConnectionString = _
        "Data Source=SQL Anywhere 11 Demo"

    'Execute a command
    myCommand.CommandText = _
        "UPDATE Customers SET GivenName='Liz' WHERE ID=102"
    myCommand.ActiveConnection = myConn
    MsgBox(CStr(cAffected) & " rows affected.", 

    Exit Sub

    Exit Sub
End Sub

After establishing a connection, the example code creates a Command object, sets its CommandText property to an update statement, and sets its ActiveConnection property to the current connection. It then executes the update statement and displays the number of rows affected by the update in a window.

In this example, the update is sent to the database and committed as soon as it is executed.

For information about using transactions within ADO, see Using transactions.

You can also perform updates through a cursor.

For more information, see Updating data through a cursor.