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How to support SQL Compact Edition

Have I desktop databases SQL CE that i would like to provide query support. I didn't see a way to connect to CE databases out of the box. Is it possible for me to provide support for other databases?
Alvin Scott | email
May 1 2009, 01:49 PM
Dear Alvin,

You may connect to this server using OLE DB (ADO) provider.

You may refer to this site to find examples of connection strings for your server: http://www.connectionstrings.com/sql-server-2005-ce

You may see the Quick Start Guide to get Active Query Builder work: http://www.activequerybuilder.com/quick_start_guide.html

If you have problems with any other database servers, please let me know.

Please note that the Free version is limited in functionality: only the ANSI SQL/92 syntax is included in this version. To test Active Query Builder in full, you may request the trial version from our web site.
Sergey Smagin | email
1 day, 8 hours since original post

Hello Sergey,

Your proposition wont work. You will receive a message like "This OLE provider is not install on this computer...."

And it can be another problem with cpu32 or cpu64.

There is a complete class for SQL ce:


That will be the best way to do. (for the moment)

And for your futur release don't forget this provider, you will make lot of happy developpers ;)))

Gilles P

Gilles P. | email
9 months, 2 weeks since original post
Dear Gilles,

The new version with SQL Server CE metadata and syntax providers is available for downloading.
Sergey Smagin | email
9 months, 3 weeks since original post
Thank you very mutch Sergey.

That's perfect.
Gilles P. | email
9 months, 3 weeks since original post
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