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ADO Connection Manager

An ADO connection manager enables a package to connect to ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) objects, such as a recordset. This connection manager is typically used in custom tasks written in an earlier version of a language, such as Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0, or in custom tasks that are part of an existing application that uses ADO to connect to a data source.

When you add an ADO connection manager to a package, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Integration Services (SSIS) creates a connection manager that will resolve to an ADO connection at run time, sets the connection manager properties, and adds the connection manager to the Connections collection on the package. The ConnectionManagerType property of the connection manager is set to ADO.

You can configure an ADO connection manager in the following ways:

  • Provide a specific connection string configured to meet the requirements of the selected provider.
  • Depending on the provider, include the name of the data source to connect to.
  • Provide security credentials as appropriate for the selected provider.
  • Indicate whether the connection that is created from the connection manager is retained at run time.

You can set properties through SSIS Designer or programmatically.

For more information about the properties that you can set in SSIS Designer, click one of the following topics:

For information about configuring a connection manager programmatically, see ConnectionManager and Adding Connections Programmatically.

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