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Adobe ColdFusion 8 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 1: Getting Started by Charlie Arehart, Raymond Camden, Ben Forta

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Creating a Data Source

One of the most important uses of the ColdFusion Administrator is to create and define data sources, which are connections that ColdFusion uses to interact with a databases. Data sources are defined using the Data Sources menu option (it’s in the section labeled Data & Services).

We’ll be discussing data sources in detail in Chapter 6, “Introducing SQL,” so we’ll postpone creating the data source needed for our example applications until we get to that chapter.

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