The Server explorer data connection tool supports a wide range of connection types. This tutorial looks at the list of available connection types and provides information about when to use each one.
- [Voiceover] To create a data connection,…open Server Explorer and click on this button,…the Connect to Database button,…or you can right-click on the Data Connections node…and choose Add Connection.…They both take you to this Add Connection dialog.…This is where you configure the connection information.…Variations of this dialog have existed for decades…in Microsoft tools, so you won't be surprised…to discover that there are many choices…for connecting to your particular data source.…I thought I'd tour the choices available…for the data source before making the connection.…Click on the Change button to see a list…of the various data sources.…
This top item is for connecting…to a Microsoft Access Database File…and you see information about it over here…in the description.…It'll connect using something called…the .NET Framework Data Provider for OLE.DB.…I'll talk more about OLE.DB in just a minute.…I pick the Access Database File, then click on OK.…And you'll see that the Add Connection dialog has changed.…Now it only has settings that make sense…
- Exploring integration with Azure data sources and other Microsoft databases
- Working with SQL Server Express LocalDB
- Connecting to databases with Server Explorer
- Working with database tables
- Manipulating tables with the SQL Server Object Explorer
- Creating queries and custom views
- Creating stored procedures
- Comparing databases
- Building a data project in Visual Studio
- Refactoring a database object
- Deploying the database
- Connecting to Azure databases
- Deploying data projects to Azure
- Integrating Visual Studio with Entity Framework
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 08/23/2017. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: installing the SSDT features and why LocalDB is essential for developers.
1. Database and Data Integration
The Azure data sources2m 35s
2. SQL Server Express LocalDB
3. Server Explorer
4. SQL Server Object Explorer
5. Queries, Views, and Stored Procedures
6. Compare databases
7. SQL Server Data Project
8. Azure Data
Get an Azure account1m 10s
9. Entity Framework
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