One of the reasons I started using Radio was with the intention that I could record useful web links or factlets that I would be sure to want again in future in an easy to search and archived fashion. I haven’t really done that enough, but that’s the reason for this entry.
ADO/MDAC supports the concept of data link files which are a little like ODBC file DSNs, but allow you to work with OLE DB providers. I keep forgetting what they are called (UDL files) so here are some links:
HOWTO: Use Data Link Files with ADO (Q189680)
SAMPLE: How to Create a Data Link File with Windows 2000 (Q244659)
HOWTO: Use Data Links to Create a Connection String at Run Time (Q218600)
HOWTO: Persist Data Links Programmatically (Q283245)