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Choose/Change Data Source Dialog Box

The Choose Data Source dialog box allows you to select the data source and provider you want to use for this connection. The Choose Data Source dialog box appears the first time you add a connection or database reference. The Change Data Source dialog box appears when you click the Change button on the Add Connection, Modify Connection, or New Database Reference dialog boxes.


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Data source

Lists the available data sources for the connection.

Data provider

Lists the available data providers available for the selected data source.

Always use this selection

Checked, the selections for data source and data provider will be the default for future connections.