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

HOWTO: Use Data Links to Create a Connection String at Run Time

HOWTO: Persist Data Links Programmatically (Q283245)