Creates a named connection and stores it in the current database.
CREATE CONNECTION [ConnectionName | ?] [DATASOURCE cDataSourceName] [USERID cUserID] [PASSWORD cPassWord] [DATABASE cDatabaseName] | CONNSTRING cConnectionString]
- Specifies the name of the connection to create.
- Displays the Connection Designer from which you can create and save a connection.
- DATASOURCE cDataSourceName
- Specifies the name of the ODBC data source for the connection.
- USERID cUserID
- Specifies your user identification for the ODBC data source.
- PASSWORD cPassWord
- Specifies your password for the ODBC data source.
- DATABASE cDatabaseName
- Specifies a database on the server to which the connection is made.
- CONNSTRING cConnectionString
- Specifies a connection string for the ODBC data source. The connection string can be used instead of explicitly including the ODBC data source, the user identification, and the password.
If you omit the optional arguments, the Connection Designer appears, allowing you to interactively create a connection.
The following example assumes an ODBC data source called MyFoxSQLNT is available. The
testdata database is opened, and a connection named
Myconn is created. DISPLAY CONNECTIONS is used to display the named connections in the database. The connection is then removed from the database with DELETE CONNECTION.
CLOSE DATABASES OPEN DATABASE (HOME(2) + 'data\testdata') CREATE CONNECTION Myconn DATASOURCE "MyFoxSQLNT" USERID "<userid>" PASSWORD "<password>" CLEAR DISPLAY CONNECTIONS && Displays named connections in the database DELETE CONNECTION Myconn && Removes the connection just created