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Getting Started : Configuring and Connecting on Windows : Testing the Connection

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Testing the Connection

To test the connection:
1. After you have configured the data source, you can click Test Connect on the Setup dialog box to attempt to connect to the data source using the connection options specified in the dialog box. The driver returns a message indicating success or failure. A logon dialog box appears.
2. Supply the requested information in the logon dialog box and click OK. Note that the information you enter in the logon dialog box during a test connect is not saved.
*If the driver can connect, it releases the connection and displays a Connection Established message. Click OK.
*If the driver cannot connect because of an incorrect environment or connection value, it displays an appropriate error message. Click OK.
3. On the driver Setup dialog box, click OK. The values you have specified are saved and are the defaults used when you connect to the data source. You can change these defaults by using the previously described procedure to modify your data source. You can override these defaults by connecting to the data source using a connection string with alternate values.