Linking Access 2007 to VB 2008 express [Solved/Closed]

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 Dan S. -
Hello,
I am trying to link my access 2007 database to my visual basic 2008 express edition. however I don't seem to be able to do it and the tutorials online are quite different from what I'm seeing on my screen.

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Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but this is the code I recently used in VB2008 to write a record to an Access 2007 .accdb file without binding elements to a form. It works well and will even save the record if the file is already open.
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Public Sub UpdateRecord()

'Location of the database (This one is saved in the bin/debug folder)

Dim dbPath As String = "File name here"

'Connection string, you must use this provider for Access 2007

Dim connStr As String = "Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;" _
& "Data Source=" & dbPath & "; Persist Security Info = False;"

'The following Using statement forms a connection to the database; all variables within the Using block have local scope

Using connection As New OleDb.OleDbConnection(connStr)

Dim cmd As New OleDb.OleDbCommand
Dim trans As OleDb.OleDbTransaction '

connection.Open() 'Open connection to database

cmd.Connection = connection

trans = connection.BeginTransaction(IsolationLevel.ReadCommitted)

cmd.Transaction = trans

cmd.CommandText = "SQL Statement Here"

cmd.ExecuteNonQuery() 'Execute command
trans.Commit() 'Save record

'Exit Using block, automatically closing connection to database

End Using
End Sub
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Below is the link about how to link Access 2007 using VB 2008 Express. The tutorial is for beginner level, showing how to make a connection using wizard.

http://free-tutorial.webs.com/apps/forums/topics/show/965501-access-database-connection-oledb-vb-net-2008?page=last