Once a workspace has been created on the Enterprise Analyzer server machine, other users can connect to the workspace from EA clients. When you connect to a workspace, you create a link file with connection information that points to the workspace. Because the connection information is already stored in the file, you don’t have to enter it again when you reopen the workspace connection. Like a workspace file, a link file has a .rwp extension.
Before connecting to a workspace, you must configure an ODBC data source name (DSN) for the database that holds the workspace repository you want to link to, as described in the installation guide for your product. You will need the following DSN configuration information to connect to the workspace: