Step 4: Connect to a Database Server

Connect to your database server machine.

To display and edit data in your application, Iron Speed Designer needs to connect to your database server.  The user name and password information is used by:



Database Server Type

The type of database to use.  Iron Speed Designer supports these databases:

  • Microsoft Access

  • Microsoft SQL Azure

  • Microsoft SQL Server

  • Microsoft SQL Server CE

  • MySQL

  • Oracle

Database Connectivity

Iron Speed Designer uses ADO.NET specific drivers for each database such as Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle.  By contrast, Iron Speed Designer does not use ODBC drivers to connect to databases.  ODBC drivers do not support additional database-specific features, such as database-specific field types, which Iron Speed Designer supports.

Related topics

Microsoft Access Options for Database Server Selection

Microsoft SQL Server Options for Database Server Selection

MySQL Options for Database Server Selection

Oracle Options for Database Server Selection

Disconnecting a Database

Working with Complex Databases

Database, Table, and Field Name Restrictions

See Also

What is an Iron Speed Designer Application?

Creating Your First Application

Step 1: Prepare your Database

Step 2: Select the application type

Step 3: Select a Web Page Style

Step 4: Connect to a Database Server

Step 5: Select Pages to Create

Step 6: Select Virtual Primary Keys and Virtual Foreign Keys

Step 7: Select Language and Localization Settings

Step 8: Name Your Application

Step 9: Build Your Application