Whenever you take an action that requires a database connection, a wizard appears that guides you through the steps required to set up the connection.
Before you go through the wizard steps, be aware that for some database types it is necessary to install and configure separately several database prerequisites, such as a database driver or database client software. These are normally provided by the respective database vendors, and include documentation tailored to your specific Windows version. For a list of database drivers grouped by database type, see Database Drivers Overview.
To start the database connection wizard:
|•||On the File menu, click New, and then click New From DB.|
After you select a database type and click Next, the on-screen instructions will depend on the database kind, technology (ADO, ADO.NET, ODBC, JDBC) and driver used.
For examples applicable to each database type, see Database Connection Examples. For instructions applicable to each database access technology, refer to the following topics:
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