' Declare our variables... always good practice!
Dim strURL ' The URL of this page so the form will work
' no matter what this file is named.
Dim cnnSearch ' ADO connection
Dim rstSearch ' ADO recordset
Dim strDBPath ' path to our Access database (*.mdb) file
Dim strSQL ' The SQL Query we build on the fly
Dim strSearch ' The text being looked for
' Retreive the URL of this page from Server Variables
strURL = Request.ServerVariables("URL")
' Retreive the term being searched for. I'm doing it on
' the QS since that allows people to bookmark results.
' You could just as easily have used the form collection.
strSearch = Request.QueryString("search")
'strSearch = Replace(strSearch, "'", "''")
' Since I'm doing this all in one page I need to see if anyone
' has searched for something. If they have we hit the DB.
' O/W I just show the search form and quit.
<p>Search our sample db by first or last name. (% returns all)</p>
<form action="<%= strURL %>" method="get">
<input name="search" value="<%= strSearch %>" />
<input type="submit" />
<p>[Try 'am' or 'er' for an example]</p>
If strSearch <> "" Then
' MapPath of virtual database file path to a physical path.
' If you want you could hard code a physical path here.
strDBPath = Server.MapPath("database.mdb")
' Create an ADO Connection to connect to the sample database.
' We're using OLE DB but you could just as easily use ODBC or a DSN.
Set cnnSearch = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
' This line is for the Access sample database:
'cnnSearch.Open "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=" & strDBPath & ";"
' We're actually using SQL Server so we use this line instead:
cnnSearch.Open "Provider=SQLOLEDB;Data Source=10.2.2.133;" _
& "Initial Catalog=samples;User Id=samples;Password=password;" _
& "Connect Timeout=15;Network Library=dbmssocn;"
' Build our query based on the input.
strSQL = "SELECT last_name, first_name, sales " _
& "FROM [sample] " _
& "WHERE last_name LIKE '%" & Replace(strSearch, "'", "''") & "%' " _
& "OR first_name LIKE '%" & Replace(strSearch, "'", "''") & "%' " _
& "ORDER BY last_name;"
' Execute our query using the connection object. It automatically
' creates and returns a recordset which we store in our variable.
Set rstSearch = cnnSearch.Execute(strSQL)
' Display a table of the data in the recordset. We loop through the
' recordset displaying the fields from the table and using MoveNext
' to increment to the next record. We stop when we reach EOF.
' For fun I'm combining some fields and showwing you can do more then
' just spit out the data in the form it is in in the table.
Do While Not rstSearch.EOF
<td><%= rstSearch.Fields("first_name").Value %> <%= rstSearch.Fields("last_name").Value %></td>
<td><%= rstSearch.Fields("sales").Value %></td>
' Close our recordset and connection and dispose of the objects
Set rstSearch = Nothing
Set cnnSearch = Nothing
' That's all folks! See it's really not all that hard.