ASP.NET C# database connection in external file

Hi, Im a newbie to .net and c# so forgive me if im asking a stupid question. Im trying to get up to speed asap, ive figured out how to connect to a database - but i was wondering how do i store the connection in an external file so i can just simply import it into the page instead of manually writing the connection on each page. Can this be done? if so how? If have enclosed my orginal code if that helps. :::::::::::::: CODE ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: <%@ Page Language="C#" %> <%@ import Namespace="System.Data" %> <%@ import Namespace="System.Data.OleDb" %> <script runat="server"> // function to create variables to hold information that we need void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) { OleDbConnection objConnection; OleDbDataAdapter objCommand; String strConnect; String strCommand; DataSet DataSet1 = new DataSet(); // strConnect contains database connection 'Microsoft JET.OLEDB' for MS ACCESS, connection string will change upon db used strConnect = @"Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;"; strConnect += @"Data SOurce=D:uniEnterprise Web Applicationsassignmentdbewa.mdb;"; strConnect += @"Persist Security Info=false;"; // the database query strCommand = "Select * from Type"; // next 3 lines :: take above code and create 2 objects 'Connection' & 'DataSet1' and populate DataSet1 object with data read from the DB objConnection = new OleDbConnection(strConnect); objCommand = new OleDbDataAdapter(strCommand, objConnection); objCommand.Fill(DataSet1, "Type"); // The last 2 lines tell datagrid(HTML section) to use DataSet1 as its source DataGrid1.DataSource=DataSet1.Tables["Type"].DefaultView; DataGrid1.DataBind(); } Appreciate any help Thanks in advance Andy

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Put this in your code:

System.Configuration.AppSettingsReader configurationAppSettings = new System.Configuration.AppSettingsReader();

this.sqlConnection1.ConnectionString = ((string)(configurationAppSettings.GetValue(“sqlConnection1.ConnectionString”, typeof(string))));

Put this in your Web.config (or app.config as appropriate) under configuration->appSettings which is a sibling of system.web:

<add key=”sqlConnection1.ConnectionString” value=”integrated security=SSPI;data source=server;persist security info=False;initial catalog=db” />

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