Data sources must be created on the computer actually running ColdFusion. If you are developing using a local ColdFusion installation, the data sources will be local, too; but if you are developing against a remote server, the data sources will need to be defined on that remote server.
ColdFusion data sources are usually created using the ColdFusion Administrator (introduced in Chapter 3, “Accessing the ColdFusion Administrator”). Here are the steps to follow to create the ows data source:
If you haven’t yet installed the sample file and databases, see the end of Appendix A, “Installing ColdFusion and Development Environments.”
Log into the ColdFusion Administrator as described in Chapter 3.
Select the Data ...