UDL files can be incredibly useful for a variety of reasons (please see my earlier post for details). In this article I will explain the steps for creating and configuring a UDL file.
Creating a UDL file is quite straightforward. Here are the steps:
- First create a new text document in Windows Explorer and give a name to your new file, making sure you set the extension to .udl (or you can open notepad and save it using .udl extension). Either way, make sure nothing is entered in the notepad document.
- Once you have created your new .udl file, the icon for your file should change from the icon for a text document to a special icon specific to .udl files
- Now double click your new .udl file in order to open it. Continue reading “UDL Files: How to Create and Configure Universal Data Link Files”