If you do any development on Microsoft platforms (and in some cases even on other platforms), sooner or later you will probably need a connection string. In this string, you can define the data source driver, server name, database or file, username, password, and sundry other options used to open a conduit to the desired data. You may find these connection strings difficult to figure out as the documentation is – how shall I put this – often rather obtuse.
Fortunately, somebody put together this great web site with all the juicy bits (pun intended) on connection strings for just about anything you are likely to run across. While it is safe to say this is not the only place you can find this info, I like this one, and it’s my blog. :-) And so without further ado, click the link. Or if you are paranoid, type this url into your browser of choice.