Foundation: Global Databases

Global Databases allow you to pre-define a set of configuration properties for a specific database or external dataset. This could be a data source, or target database like the MDW. In TimeXtender, they are most strongly associated with supporting multiple environments because you can define a different set connection strings for each environment. However, In this portion of the training we will simply be configuring global database for the development environment. It is best practice to begin a project with global databases as its becomes much easier to build out your environments later.