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Chapter 16. Making a Site Database-Drive... > Working with the Data Source Catalog

Working with the Data Source Catalog

Sales catalogs gather a variety of items in a single location, so that you can browse through them quickly and make selections. The Data Source Catalog that becomes available when you use FrontPage on a Windows SharePoint Services Web site does much the same thing. It collects all of the data sources that already exist on your Web, from Access or SQL databases to XML files and SharePoint libraries, so that you can add them as needed. If you work in an environment in which more than one person may be responsible for designing pages and creating data sources, having all of them accessible in an easy to use Data Source Catalog can save you time searching for information.

The Data Source Catalog doesn’t just help you locate data sources, however. You can use it to configure new data sources that you want to incorporate into your Web, as well as to change the properties of data sources. The following sections provide you with an overview of the different kinds of data sources you can work with as part of the catalog.


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