File Extension Library

.UDL File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Database Files
  • Format: Text

What are .UDL files and how to open them?

Can't open .UDL file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .UDL file.

What is a .UDL file extension?

.UDL file extension is created by Microsoft. .UDL has been classified as Database Files. The format of .UDL file is Text.

.UDL is Microsoft Universal Data Link File

Universal Data Link (UDL) file used by Windows applications for specifying connection information to a data provider; defines the data provider type, the connection string, user name and password, and other properties, such as connection timeouts; can also be used for testing a connection to a data source.

UDL files can be edited using a Windows built-in utility called Data Link Properties. They can also be edited using a text editor since they are saved in a plain text format.

You can create a UDL file by creating a blank text file and changing its extension to ".udl." To edit the resulting file, double-click it in Windows, which will open the Data Link Properties dialog box.

List of all softwares that can open the Microsoft Universal Data Link File
Microsoft Data Link Properties
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017

How to fix problems with .UDL files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .UDL files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .UDL file format
  2. You need to check the .UDL file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)