Set Database Connection Page

Relevant for: API testing only

This wizard page enables you to define a connection string for connecting to the database.

Wizard map

This wizard contains:

Set Database Connection Page > Set SQL Statement Page

User interface elements are described below (unlabeled elements are shown in angle brackets):

UI Element


Connection type

The type of database connection: OleDB or ODBC.

<connection list>

A drop down list of previously defined connection strings.

Build Connection String.

  • For OleDB connections: Opens the Microsoft Data Link Properties dialog box.

  • For ODBC connections: Opens the Select Data Source Name dialog box.

<connection string area>

An editable area for pasting in existing strings, or for editing the connection string selected in the drop down list.

Tip: To add a string to the drop down list, click Check Connection.


The password with which to access the database.

Insert. Inserts the encoded password into the displayed connection string.

Test Connection

Sends the current connection string to the database server to check its validity.

<connection status>

Displays the status of the database connection. If it is a valid connection, the wizard adds the connection string to the list of Connection strings and changes the status to Connected .