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What's a better connection to an SQL database? ODBC or OLE DB

NEw user here, but what would be a preferred way of connecting to my SQL database? So far I have option of using ODBC (RDO) connection or OLE DB(ADO) connection. I'm not sure what the differences or when to use one or the other.


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I like OLE DB for the simply because it's "portable". With OLE DB the connection info is stored in the report. With ODBC, the report is using a system dsn connection. It means that if you want to send it to another user / computer, you also have to make sure the other computer has the same ODBC connection.

In terms of performance... I've used both and have never seen a difference.


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