Quick Tip – Creating connection string

1.       Create a data link file by right mousing and create new text file giving it a UDL extension.  E.g. Test.udl
2.       Double click the UDL file and tweak the options until your test connection works
3.       Hit ok then open the UDL file in notepad.
 
Hey presto you have your connection string.  Beats using server explorer…
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