What is a Data Source?

A data source is the place where your information comes from.

DataLinker currently supports two kinds of data sources: comma separated value (CSV) files and ODBC databases (requires the ODBC add-on).

If you are laying out a book catalog, a data source may be a MySql database that has all the pricing information, product descriptions, cover snapshots and ISBN codes.

If you are automatically laying out a course catalog, a data source may be a CSV file that has all of the course description, location and schedule information.

To link to data from a data source, you first need to let DataLinker know where the data source is and how to connect to it. You can add an ODBC data source or add a CSV data source.

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