We now need to connect to the data source from which we
wish to draw values.
- Right click the folder within
FinRep_DB called Data Sources, and on the context menu, select New Data Source.
The Data Link Properties dialog box
appears, with its Provider, Connection, Advanced and All
tabs, as shown in Illustration 4 below. Beginning with the Provider tab (where
the dialog opens by default):
- Select the Microsoft Jet 4.0
OLE DB Provider (the native MS Access OLE DB provider).
Note: For more on
this, review the on-line documentation for OLE DB Providers, and data sources in general.
4: The Data Link Properties Dialog - Provider Tab
- Click Next.
The focus moves to the Connection tab.
- Select the FoodMart 2000 database in Box 1.
FoodMart 2000.mdb is located, by default (as we have
noted) in the [Install Directory]:\Program Files\Microsoft Analysis
Services\Samples directory; Click on the ellipses (...) button, to navigate to
the .mdb as shown in Illustration 5 below.
5: Selecting the FoodMart 2000 Database
- Click Open, returning to the Connection tab, as we
6: The Data Link Properties Dialog - Connection Tab
- Insert User Name and Password information, as
appropriate (the illustration displays my default settings).
- Click the Test Connection button in the bottom right
hand corner of the Connection tab.