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Modifying Connections in the Data Explorer

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You can modify connections in a variety of ways from the Data Explorer.

To modify connections

  1. Choose View > Data Explorer.
  2. Select a provider.
  3. Right-click to display a pop-up menu to view your options.

To refresh a connection

  1. Choose View > Data Explorer.
  2. Select a provider.
  3. Right-click to display a pop-up menu.
  4. Choose Refresh. This operation reinitializes all connections defined for the selected provider.

To delete a connection

  1. Choose View > Data Explorer.
  2. Select a connection.
  3. Right-click to display a pop-up menu.
  4. Choose Delete Connection. This displays a confirmation message that asks if you want to delete the connection.
  5. Click OK.

To modify a connection

  1. Choose View > Data Explorer.
  2. Select a connection.
  3. Right-click to display a pop-up menu.
  4. Choose Modify Connection. This displays the Connections Editor dialog.
  5. Make changes to the appropriate values in the editor.
  6. Click OK.

To close a connection

  1. Choose View > Data Explorer.
  2. Select a connection.
  3. Right-click to display a pop-up menu.
  4. Choose Close Connection. If the connection is open, this operation closes it.
    Note: If the Close Connection command is disabled in the menu, the connection is not open.

To rename a connection

  1. Choose View > Data Explorer.
  2. Select a connection.
  3. Right-click to display a pop-up menu.
  4. Choose Rename Connection. This displays Rename Connection dialog.
  5. Enter a new name.
  6. Click OK. The Data Explorer displays the connection with its new name.

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