How to connect to MSSQL from ASP Coding?

Before you can access your MS-SQL Server database from your ASP code , you need to connect to it using one of the following available methods:

1. Connect to a MS-SQL database with OLEDB:

Set objConn = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
objConn.Open "Provider=SQLOLEDB; Data Source=(serverIP); Initial
Catalog=your_database_name; User ID=your_username; Password=your_password"
Set objConn = Nothing

2. Connect to a MS-SQL Server database with MS-SQL Driver:

Set objConn = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
objConn.Open "Driver={SQL Server};" & _
"Server=(serverIP);" & _
"Database=your_database_name;" & _
"Uid=your_username;" & _
Set objConn = Nothing

PS: change the (serverIP) to match your conn string

for example if you mssql hostname is:,123

then you have to change the string from



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