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Retrieve data with code
Is it possible to retrieve data from a database or dataset using CODE.
If it is, what connection string should I use? I tried a Function similar to this:
Shared Function MyFuction (ByVal XNumber as String) as String Using connection as New SqlConnection(Data Source=SrvrName;Initial Catalog=DBName)
connection.Open() Dim MyCMD as SqlCommand = New SqlCommand( _
"(SELECT * FROM [TableName])",connection)
End Using return MyCMD End Function
But I am getting an error: "SqlConnection" not defined. Is this the right way to connect? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.
http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=140294&SiteID=17 fyi and you are bit unclear that where you are trying to execute this function. Satya SKJ
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Thank You for responding. I am trying to execute it as Custom Code.
I opened ‘Report Properties’
Clicked the ‘Code tab’ and pasted the code there. I tried: "Imports System.Data.SqlClient" at the top (as suggested by your link info). I also tried "Dim MyConnection As New System.Data.Sqlclient.SqlConnection(ConnectionString)" I get the error: ‘Type System.Data.SqlClient is not defined’. Sorry, I am new to Reporting Services and that’s why I am asking if it is possible to use ASP ar VB .NET code
as Custom code in Reporting Properties to connect to a database or Dataset. I am not sure it can be done. Thanks again.
I found a way to do this.
For anybody interested, there are good instructions here:
http://www.code-magazine.com/articleprint.aspx?quickid=0701061&page=1 It’s not easy!, but it is possible. Al