Definition Edit

A database connection is "[a] link to a database from a software application."[1]

Overview Edit

"Database connections have two states: connected to or disconnected from the database. Deletion of a database connection only deletes the connection itself, not the database or its contents. Creation of a database connection requires selection of a data provider for data retrieval."[2]

References Edit

  1., GIS Glossary (full-text).
  2. Id.