The standard way to create a UDL file is to right-click in the directory where you want to create it and select the New-Microsoft Data Link menu command. Unfortunately, on many computers, this manual procedure won't work, because the file type "Microsoft Data Link" does not appear on the
The fix is easy, though: choose the "Text Document" file type,
and then replace the .TXT extension with a .UDL extension. This is a known
issue in Windows 2000, but I have also observed it on
both my Windows NT 4.0 (SP4 with Visual Studio 6.0 Enterprise SP3) and Windows
98 Second Edition (with VB 6.0 Pro SP4) computers.