|Definition||:||Object Linking and Embedding, Database|
|Category||:||Computing » Databases|
What does OLEDB mean?
Object Linking and Embedding, Database (OLEDB or OLE-DB) is an API designed by Microsoft, allows accessing data from a variety of data sources. OLE DB is conceptually divided into consumers and providers.
Consumers: Are applications that need access to the data.
Providers: Are the software components that provides the consumer data by using OLE DB APIs.