A named connection is a named resource that contains a name and a connection to a data source and is stored in the repository. The name can be referenced in named tables without having to include the connection information. If the connection changes, only the named connection needs to be updated. The named tables that use the named connection will automatically reference the updated connection.
Named connections are created using Spatial Manager.
For more information about named connections, see the Resources and Data section of this guilde.