File Connection Manager Editor


Applies To: SQL Server 2016

Use the File Connection Manager Editor dialog box to specify the properties used to connect to a file or a folder.

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You can set the ConnectionString property for the File connection manager by specifying an expression in the Properties window of SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT). However, to avoid a validation error when you use an expression to specify the file or folder, in the File Connection Manager Editor, for File/Folder, add a file or folder path.

To learn more about the File connection manager, see File Connection Manager.

Usage Type
Specify whether the File Connection Manager connects to an existing file or folder or creates a new file or folder.

Create fileCreate a new file at run time.
Existing fileUse an existing file.
Create folderCreate a new folder at run time.
Existing folderUse an existing folder.

File / Folder
If File, specify the file to use.

If Folder, specify the folder to use.

Select the file or folder by using the Select File or Browse for Folder dialog box.

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