DSNLessConnectionStrings UDA Connect String Attributes (all mechanisms and formats) UDA Connect String Attributes (all mechanisms and formats) You may need to build a complete Connect String to access a data source.A connect string has the following syntax (in roughly BNF format) -- connection-string ::= empty-string[;] | attribute[;] | attribute; connection-string empty-string ::= attribute ::= attribute-keyword=attribute-value | DRIVER=[{]attribute-value[}] attribute-keyword ::= DSN | UID | PWD | driver-defined-attribute-keyword attribute-value ::= character-string driver-defined-attribute-keyword ::= identifier -- where -- character-string has zero or more characters; identifier has one or more characters; attribute-keyword is not case-sensitive; attribute-value may be case-sensitive; and the value of the DSN keyword does not consist solely of blanks. The following list describes valid attributes and their possible values common to all our data access drivers and providers (Single-Tier and Multi-Tier; ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET, and OLE DB) -- DSN — Datasource name. UID — Username. PWD — Password. DRIVER — Identifies the ODBC Driver to be used. This should generally be either -- the name displayed in the ODBC Administrator, returned by the SQLDrivers() function, or found in the odbcinst.ini file, wrapped in braces ("{ }"); or the full path to the driver library, without wrapper. ReadOnly — Make the session read-only. Acceptable values are Yes and No. No may be necessary to run stored procedures in some environments. FetchBufferSize or FBS — Integer value to determine the number of rows to buffer in each fetch. Values range from 1 to 999. NoLoginBox or NLB — Suppress the authentication dialog box that will appear if either username or password have been omitted. Acceptable values are Yes and No. MaxRows — Integer value to limit the number of returned rows. SVAST — Present system views as if they were system tables. Acceptable values are Yes and No. Select your driver type to see additional parameters and sample connection strings that may apply to your deployment: Multi-Tier Single-Tier