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2.  Configuration
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Specific data sources are configured in the web.config file, which separates associated information into the <dataProviders> and <databases> sections.  This section describes each of the web.config tags and discusses the concept of chaining.

Describes the web.config section, which defines the class used to communicate with physical storage of a given type.

Describes the web.config section, which describes a specific instance of an external data source.

Describes the concept of data provider chaining, which involves using several data providers to support a specific data source.

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