Configuring Data Links for the OLE DB Provider for DB2
To edit the properties of a Data Link file, right-click the file using Windows Explorer and click Properties. The Properties dialog box appears with several property tabs:
The General, Security, and Summary tabs provide access to general file information for the UDL file that is available for other files and is not related to the Data Link properties. This information includes file location, file type, file size, file dates, file security permissions for access, and descriptive summary information (description and origin properties and values such title, subject, author, etc.) for the UDL file. The General tab has a text box with the name of the Data Link. This filename must end with the .UDL extension if the file is to be recognized as a Data Link file. Note that the Security and Summary tabs are available on NTFS files systems, not on the older FAT file systems.
The Provider, Connection, Advanced, and All tabs provide access to the Data Link properties that need to be configured to connect to the DB2 system.
NewSnaDS tool can also be used to open and modify an existing UDL file. In this tool, the Data Link Properties dialog box appears with the following property tabs: