Most business applications interface with databases to store and retrieve information. Visual Basic is one of the easiest languages to use for database programming. Use these tutorials to learn how you can leverage VB6 in your database programs.
If you are worried about making the transition to VB.NET because you are unsure of its database capabilities, have no fear! Handling database front ends has always been Visual Basics bread and butter and .NET carries this to a whole new level. This tutorial will get you off and running in this brave new world of VB DB Dev.
XML is the standard. Virtually any "real" application is able to save its data in XML and with VB.NET we have the same capabilities. This tutorial uses a simple console app so you aren't distracted by any "fluff" and can focus completely on the Visual Basic XML capabilities.
When creating complex database applications in Visual Basic it is very helpful if you use a standard naming convention for your database objects. This might seem trivial but in the long run will save you development time down the road.
Microsoft Access allows you to create, retrieve, and manipulate data using the SQL language. This tutorial explains all the main ways you will want to use this SQL language within your Visual Basic application or other programs.
Microsoft has a great database back end called JET. It is most known because the program called Microsoft Access uses it. You can also use this same database in your VB6 applications. This Visual Basic 6.0 tutorial explains how.
As you begin to program more advanced programs that store data in databases you will need to understand how to layout the database in the most efficient way. This will allow you to create Visual Basic applications that run as quickly as possible.
Database development is very confusing if you don't understand how databases work and what the heck you are supposed to do with them. This article teaches you exactly what you need to know to get started with databases.
We can interface with Oracle databases very easily from within Visual Basic. However, it is slightly different from how we normally use ADO with a SQL database. This tutorial shows you how to still use ADO but in a way that it will work with and Oracle back end.
Control Break concepts allow you to break apart and display fields from a sorted sequential file. In this Visual Basic tutorial you learn how this can be used to generate your own reports from a database or your own file format. This is especially useful if you don't want to use some other report generator (like Crystal reports).
Combine your VB6 skills with the power of Crystal Reports to display a nice report from your database. This vb6 crystal report tutorial explains exactly how to interact with data using the great features Crystal reports provides.