The way a UDL file is initially created depends on your Windows installation. This can be checked from the Folder shortcut menu.
Once you have a Microsoft Data Link file, you need to link the UDL file to an Access database to use it with your application.
If you see an error that reads Provider cannot be found. Ensure that the provider has been installed properly, you can try opening the file manually and editing its contents to work with your database.
1. Right click on your UDL file and select Open With>>Notepad. 2. Write the contents of your UDL file without using the Microsoft Data Link Configuration Tool. 3. You can use the following resource to understand the file syntax. External Link: The Connection Strings Reference.Here is an example to open a .accdb file without authentication:
; Everything after this line is an OLE DB initstring
Persist Security Info=False;
Where Data Source is the path to the database.
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