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Specify a Connection String

On this page, define a custom connection string or select one of the supported data source types.

The following data source types are supported.

SQL Data Source

Supported Versions

Data Provider

.NET Standard Support

Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008R2, 2012, 2014, 2016
2005 Express Edition, 2008 R2 Express, 2012 Express, 2014 Express, 2016 Express
Azure SQL Database
System.Data.dll (Included in .NET Framework)
Microsoft Access 2000 or higher System.Data.dll  
Microsoft SQL Server CE 3.5, 4.0 System.Data.SqlServerCe.dll (Included in .NET Framework)  
Oracle Database 9i or higher Oracle.ManagedDataAccess.dll  
Amazon Redshift n/a Npgsql.dll  
Google BigQuery n/a DevExpress.DataAccess.BigQuery.dll
Teradata 13.0 or higher Teradata.Client.Provider.dll  
SAP Sybase Advantage Advantage Database Server 9.1 or higher Advantage.Data.Provider.dll  
SAP Sybase ASE Sybase Adaptive Server 12.0 or higher Sybase.AdoNet4.AseClient  
SAP SQL Anywhere 11 or higher Sap.Data.SQLAnywhere  
IBM DB2 9.5 or higher IBM.Data.DB2.dll  
Firebird 1.5 or higher, Dialect 3 FirebirdSql.Data.Firebird.dll
MySQL 4.1 or higher MySql.Data.dll
Pervasive PSQL 9.x or higher Pervasive.Data.SqlClient.dll  
PostgreSQL 7.x or higher Npgsql.dll
VistaDB 4, 5 VistaDB.5.NET40.dll  
SQLite 3.x System.Data.SQLite.dll
XML file n/a n/a

Depending on the data provider selected, it may be necessary to specify additional connection options (such as authentication type and database name) on this page.

Click Next to proceed to the next wizard page: Save the Connection String.

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