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  1. #1
    Mark Guest

    Creating a .udl file


    How do I get windows explorer to show the menu selection for creating Microsoft
    Universal Data Files? I have Visual Studio 6.0 installed but do not have
    this option in the menu. Is there another way to create this file?

    Thanks

  2. #2
    st jude Guest

    Re: Creating a .udl file


    "Mark" <blankenshime@ports.usec.com> wrote:
    >
    >How do I get windows explorer to show the menu selection for creating Microsoft
    >Universal Data Files? I have Visual Studio 6.0 installed but do not have
    >this option in the menu. Is there another way to create this file?
    >
    >Thanks


    Gurus in the field have told me that this menu selection exists. Methinks
    only in the land of Oz, however. It appears nowhere on any system or OS on
    which I have VS installed, including VS.Net.

    I simply create and save an empty text file with a .udl extension and then
    go to Explorer and double-click the file name. That'll get you where you
    need to go to fill in the blanks.

    st jude


  3. #3
    Kevin Guest

    Re: Creating a .udl file


    This menu option did exist prior to installing MDAC 2.5 or higher. If you
    right clicked on the desktop, under the New sub-menu there used to be Microsoft
    Datalink (or something similar) option.
    After installing MDAC 2.5 this menu option disappeared.
    I'm sure it could be added manually via som registry entry but, as is mentioned
    below, it's just as easy to create a blank text file with a udl (Datalink)
    extension. Once the file created double click it to open it.

    Kevin

    "st jude" <raymond.kaider@walgreens.com> wrote:
    >
    >"Mark" <blankenshime@ports.usec.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>How do I get windows explorer to show the menu selection for creating Microsoft
    >>Universal Data Files? I have Visual Studio 6.0 installed but do not have
    >>this option in the menu. Is there another way to create this file?
    >>
    >>Thanks

    >
    >Gurus in the field have told me that this menu selection exists. Methinks
    >only in the land of Oz, however. It appears nowhere on any system or OS

    on
    >which I have VS installed, including VS.Net.
    >
    >I simply create and save an empty text file with a .udl extension and then
    >go to Explorer and double-click the file name. That'll get you where you
    >need to go to fill in the blanks.
    >
    >st jude
    >



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