[DataBase] Quick way to test DB connection: UDL files

Many times we need to test quickly database connections. An easy and handy way is to use UDL files. From your desktop, try to create a new file and rename its extension with “.udl”

if you do double click in the new file, you will get a familiar dialog to configure your DB connection string and test it:

About Ramon Tebar

Software Engineer specialised on Microsoft Technologies with experience in large projects for different industrial sectors as developer, consultant and architect. I enjoy designing and developing software applications, it is my job and one of my hobbies. I’m interested in design patterns, new technologies and best practices. Making those part of the ALM process is a great challenge. During the last years, I have specialised in Microsoft Dynamics CRM (now Dynamics 365). I customise and extend the platform to provide tailored solutions and integrations based on service-oriented architectures and messages queuing. Motivated by community events and contributor in blogs, technical books, open source projects and forums, I have been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) on Dynamics 365 (CRM) since 2012.

Posted on December 16, 2009, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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