Before a database can be used with a ColdFusion application, it must be configured as a ColdFusion data source. You do this using the ColdFusion Administrator Data Sources page. The specific databases you can configure for ColdFusion depend on the platform on which ColdFusion Server is installed and on whether you're running ColdFusion Express, Professional, or Enterprise editions.
ColdFusion Express uses ODBC to interact with data sources. The Databases supported by ColdFusion Express are:
To use a data source in your ColdFusion applications, you need to register or create the data source using the ColdFusion Administrator.
Refer to the following sections for details about configuring ColdFusion for your database: