Creating a DSN-less connection

Creating a DSN-less connection

You can use a DSN-less connection to create an ODBC or OLE DB connection between your web application and your database. You use a connection string to create this kind of connection. A connection string combines all the information your web application needs to connect to a database. For more information on connection strings, see Setting the Connection String option.

To create a DSN-less connection:

  1. Open an ASP page in Dreamweaver, then open the Databases panel (Window > Databases).

    Dreamweaver displays all the connections defined for that site, if any.

  2. Click the Plus (+) button on the panel and select Custom Connection String from the pop-up menu.

    The Custom Connection String dialog box appears.

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  3. Complete the dialog box and click OK.

    For more information, see Setting the Custom Connection String dialog box options.

Related topics

  • OLE DB connections
  • Using a virtual path to connect to a database
  • Troubleshooting Database Connections

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