If you want to connect to a database, there are several ways you can do it using ASP. I suggest using a DSN on your server, although you can use a connection string if you like. Let's assume you have a System DSN on your server named "MyDatabase", which points to an Access database. Here is what you could write in your ASP page to connect to the database:
'Create a connection to the database
Set Conn = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
'Open the connection
That's all there is to connecting to a database. You can now query the database, update records, delete records, etc.