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is it possible to run vb.net application with sql database without installing sql server

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dont know how to run without sql server
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Updated 11-Dec-19 10:08am

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Yes, if you use an online version like Azure, see: platform-for-online-databases[^]

Microsoft offers some "lightweight" versions like LocalDb, but in my opinion these versions only add confusion and problems, e.g. when upgrading to a new version of Visual Studio. See: Everything SQL Server Compact: Comparison of SQL Server Compact, SQLite, SQL Server Express and LocalDB[^]

If your needs are simple you might also be interested in LiteDB, see: best-databases-for-a-small-net-application[^]
   
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