Components are written in any language, reusable in other environments, and are a familiar programming model. They provide database access and enhance browser capabilities and link navigation. ASP obtains components using properties and methods. Properties are data objects that control the state of the object. Methods are functions that operate on the resources.
The Database Access component uses ActiveX data objects (ADO) to access information stored in a database or other tabular data structure. It also uses the connection pooling feature of ODBC 3.0 to make database access more efficient.