Visual Basic Database Tutorials

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.

  • Level2
    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.
  • Level1
    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.
  • Level2
    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.
  • Level2
    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.
  • Level3
    Microsoft Access is a great database application that is easy to interface into from within Visual Basic. A key thing you might want to learn is how to implement the proper security for your database.
  • Level2
    Microsoft Access is a very useful and effective database application. It uses the Microsoft JET database back end and your Visual Basic applications can easily interact with it.
  • Level3
    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.
  • Level3
    Optimize, Optimize, Optimize! This is how you can create the best, fastest, most user friendly apps. In this tutorial you learn what the optimum way to do database development is.
  • Level3
    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.
  • Level1
    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.
  • Level2
    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.
  • Level4
    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).
  • Level3
    Learn how to use ADO along with stored procedures in this VB6 tutorial. It shows examples using an access database, SQL database, and oracle database.
  • Level2
    This demonstrates how you can use RDO (remote data objects) in Visual Basic to access a database.
  • Level2
    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.
  • Level3
    This demonstrates a full working application using nothing but DAO code (no data control) this gives you the advantage of having full control over everything.
  • Level2
    See examples of developing database applications using the data control that ships with Visual Basic 6.
  • Level3
    This explains in great depth how the SQL language works. It has many examples and uses access databases to demonstrate the SQL syntax.
  • Level2
    See how to create a program that reads data using ADO and displays it in a nice ListView control in this VB6 tutorial.
  • Level2
    This VB6 tutorial explains how to access a database using ADO in. It uses two different access databases for the back end.

If you enjoyed this post, subscribe for updates (it's free)