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Applies to:

  • Winshuttle Foundation

Adding data connections

A data connection is a connection between your solution and an external data source, such as a database, Web service, or SharePoint library. You can use data connections to both query and submit data.

In order for a workflow solution to query and/or submit data, it must first be connected to a data source.

The Data Connection Library

Edit Data Connections Library

You can use the Data Connections Library to share data connections that you have created and configured with other solutions.

Add Data Connection to Library screen

Create: Start creation of a new Data Connection. This is identical to the existing functionality with the exception of a “Scope” property. (See Data Connections for additional details

Scope: The Scope defines the availability of the Data Connection to other Solutions based on where they are deployed.

The following options are available:

  • SharePoint Site
  • SharePoint Site Collection
  • SharePoint Farm

Edit: Edit an existing Data Connection

Where Used: Find Solutions that use the selected Data Connection

Add To Solution: Add the Data Connection to the active Solution

Sync Solution: Sync any changes that may have been made in the current solution using the Data connection to the Data Connection Library.

Copy: Make a copy of the selected Data Connection

Save: Save the Data Connection into the Library

Filter: Allows for easy searching of the Data Connection Library