FILE: Idxadovb.exe Uses Index Server OLE DB Provider & ADO in VB

ID: Q179326

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The Idxadovb.exe sample demonstrates how to use an ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) recordset with the OLE DB Provider for Index Server (MSIDXS) in a Visual Basic application to query Index Server 2.0.


The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Software Library:

~ Idxadovb.exe

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This sample lets a user specify a query string, scope, and sort order. The sample shows the filename, path, size and last write-time for all documents in the result set. Results can be sorted by rank (default), filename, path, size or write-time based on the current selection in Sort dialog box.

The following code opens an ADO recordset and submits a query to the Index Server using the OLE DB provider:

   Dim RS As New ADODB.Recordset
   Const adOpenForwardOnly = 0
   Connect = "provider=msidxs"
   CommandText = "SELECT Filename, Path, Size, Write FROM Scope('" +
   Chr(34) + Scope.Text + Chr(34) + "') WHERE " + QueryText.Text + "
   ORDER BY " + Sort.Text

   ' Print SQL text in debug window.
   Debug.Print CommandText
   RS.Open CommandText, Connect, adOpenForwardOnly

Run the sample and type the query in the Query text box. Select a scope (the folder containing the documents to search) and click GO. Either the search results will be displayed or the "No matches found..." message. The sample also prints the current SQL statement sent by the application in the debug (immediate) window in Visual Basic 5.0 IDE.


For more information on Index Server, refer to Index Server documentation in the Windows NT Option Pack documentation. The chapter "SQL Access to Index Server Data" is the best reference for SQL query syntax for Index Server.

Keywords          : oledbMisc oledbProvIndex 
Version           : WINDOWS:2.0
Platform          : WINDOWS

Last Reviewed: April 29, 1998