About this Course
This course is intended for serious computer hobbyists, IT students, and IT professionals. You need Windows and Visual C++ installed.
The free online textbook for this course is Visual C++ 6 Unleashed . Read the Introduction to the book.
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Lesson 19. Database Overview
Most corporate and commercial Visual C++ development involves database access. Database access ranges from single-user databases used in small businesses or corporate departments, such as Microsoft Access, to a much more complex distributed or multitiered database server system, such as Oracle. Whatever sort of database you are using, from simple local text files to corporate mainframe systems, Visual C++ includes interfaces that allow you to work with the database from your C++ applications. The next few lessons look at these interfaces in greater detail. This chapter gives an overview of the database interfaces available with Visual C++ 6, including each of the following:
In addition, because all the interfaces that this chapter discusses use Structured Query Language (SQL) as the primary command and query language for working with the databases, you will also take a look at the basics of SQL.
Read the following sections from your free online textbook:
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