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Install-SPDataConnectionFile

SharePoint 2013
 

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise

Topic Last Modified: 2013-12-18

Installs the provided data connection file.

Install-SPDataConnectionFile [-Path] <String> [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>] [-Category <String>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-Overwrite <SwitchParameter>] [-WebAccessible <SwitchParameter>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

The Install-SPDataConnectionFile cmdlet installs the provided data connection file. If the specified data connection file exists, the user is prompted to replace the existing file.

This cmdlet does not create a new file. Instead, it creates a new data connection file object.

 

Parameter Required Type Description

Path

Required

System.String

Specifies the full path to the name of the file in the data connection store.

The type must be the name of a valid data connection file; for example, C:\foldername\myconnection.udcx.

AssignmentCollection

Optional

Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell.SPAssignmentCollection

Manages objects for the purpose of proper disposal. Use of objects, such as SPWeb or SPSite, can use large amounts of memory and use of these objects in Windows PowerShell scripts requires proper memory management. Using the SPAssignment object, you can assign objects to a variable and dispose of the objects after they are needed to free up memory. When SPWeb, SPSite, or SPSiteAdministration objects are used, the objects are automatically disposed of if an assignment collection or the Global parameter is not used.

NoteNote:
When the Global parameter is used, all objects are contained in the global store. If objects are not immediately used, or disposed of by using the Stop-SPAssignment command, an out-of-memory scenario can occur.

Category

Optional

System.String

Sets an arbitrary category on the file which can be used to group the files. The category name can have a maximum of 255 characters.

The type must be a valid string value; for example, Category1.

Confirm

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

Prompts you for confirmation before executing the command. For more information, type the following command: get-help about_commonparameters

Overwrite

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

Overwrites the existing data connection file. The default value is False.

WebAccessible

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

Specifies that the universal data connection file can be accessed by using the Web service. If False, only the Forms Server 2013 can retrieve the universal data connection files internally. The default value is False.

WhatIf

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

Displays a message that describes the effect of the command instead of executing the command. For more information, type the following command: get-help about_commonparameters

---------------EXAMPLE--------------

Install-SPDataConnectionFile -Path .\folder\sample.udcx -Category "Install" -WebAccessible $true
".\folder\sample.udcx" | Install-SPDataConnectionFile -Category "Install" -Category "Category1"  -Overwrite $true

This example uploads a data connection file to a specified category.

This cmdlet is equivalent to the Upload Data Connection File user interface setting that is located on the Manage Data Connection Files page of the SharePoint Central Administration Web site.

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