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About Connectivity

The Connectivity subproject of DTP provides a connection framework that adopters can use and adapt for their own uses. Through Connectivity, you can:

  • Create and maintain driver details for reuse among multiple connection profiles
  • Create and maintain connection profiles for a variety of data sources
  • Create a shared connection to a data source via a connection profile to get at the contents of the data source (whatever the adopter chooses to implement), possibly manipulate the contents of the data source, and disconnect (releasing the shared connection)

Connectivity also provides a UI framework for manipulating profiles:

  • The Data Source Explorer provides an Eclipse view through which a user can visually manipulate connection profiles
  • A wizard framework allows adopters to extend and adapt classes for a more consistent user experience
  • Takes advantage of the Common Navigator Framework in the Eclipse Platform for providing an extensible way to add content and actions

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Developer Documentation

Connectivity framework developer documentation


Help improve the DTP user experience by telling us what you like and don't like about using the DTP connectivity layer on the connectivity usability discussion page.

Release Planning

Connectivity Europa Features

Discussion page for Europa Connectivity features

Connectivity Callisto Features

Discussion page for Callisto Connectivity features


  • Rob Cernich, Project Lead (Sybase)
  • Linda Chan (Actuate)
  • Larry Dunnel (IBM)
  • Brian Fitzpatrick (Sybase)

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