Connections Dialog


The Connections dialog allows you to define a connection with an ADO or SQL back-end database in a Desktop Application.

To open the Connections dialog:

  • from the Control Panel select Tools > External Databases > AlphaDAO Connection Strings

  • from the Control Panel select Tools > External Databases > ADO Connection Strings.

  • from the SQL Command Window select SQL Command > Manage Connection Strings...

  • from the Grid Builder display the Query page and select Add/Edit Saved Connections

  • from the Configure Datasource dialog click Edit Named Connection Strings


To create a new connection string:

  1. Click New to display the New Connection dialog.

  2. Enter a descriptive name in the Connection Name control.

  3. Optionally, enter a connection string into the Connection String control and click OK.

  4. Optionally, click Build. If you are using AlphaDAO to connect to a SQL back-end database, you will see the Create SQL Connection String dialog. If you are using ADO to connect to a database, you will see the Windows Data Link Properties dialog.

  5. Click OK to save the new connection string.


Desktop Applications Only

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