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Cannot find Data Connection Library in WSS v3

Cannot find Data Connection Library in WSS v3

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If you are wondering, when you go to create page in your sharepoint site and cannot see

Data Connection Library option there, most likely, you do not have MOSS 2007 installed.

Data Connection Library is a document library which lets you hold you data connections like

Office Data connection files which hold connection string pointing to your external data.

This feature is only available in MOSS 2007. If you are using WSS v3 only, you are out of luck J

If you have MOSS 2007 installed and still there is no option of creating Data Connection Library, you
are most probably using a team site template. Data connection library is not activated as a feature in team site.

So better solution would be to create site out of Publishing Portal or Collaboration Portal.
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  • DataConnectionLibrary is an inside Sharepoint feature, only activated on certain Site Definitions.

    But, the good news are that you can install and activate this feature via stsadm.exe on every Site collection, no matter what the definition was.(If you have access to Sharepoint server machine)

    Just take a look if the feature is in the \12 hive (the name of the feature is DataConnectionLibrary), and first install:

    stsadm -o installfeature -name DataConnectionLibrary

    then activate (at Site level desired with -url option):

    stsadm -o activatefeature -name DataConnectionLibrary -url http://www.yoursite.com/subsite

    You will see "Data Connection library" on library templates.

    Hope this helps.

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