Nearly every application built in Alpha Anywhere communicates with a data source, such as a database or web service. As a low-code tool, Alpha Anywhere employs multiple tools to make the task of creating a connection to a data source and inspecting that data source easy. To understand how these tasks are done, we will look at several tools available in Alpha Anywhere built for making the process of data integration simple. AlphaDAO Connection Strings At the heart of all data queries in Alpha Anywhere is the AlphaDAO connection sting. AlphaDAO stands for "Alpha Anywhere Data Access Object". An AlphaDAO connection string is a definition for connecting to a data source, such as a database on a remote server.