Connection String Dialog


The Connection String dialog allows you to define a connection with a SQL back-end database in your Desktop application. You can open the Connection String dialog from the Database Explorer.

  1. Optionally, to use an existing connection string:

    • Select Use a named connection string.

    • Select the connection string from the drop-down list.

    • Click OK to continue.

  2. Optionally, to create a new connection string:

    • Select Specify a connection string.

    • Optionally, enter the string into the text box.

    • Optionally, click Build to display the Create SQL Connection String dialog.

    • Optionally, click Save as named connection string to create a reusable connection.

  3. Click OK to continue.


Desktop applications only.

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