setting up SQL datasource and login in application.cfm

I just recently switched my website's database from Access to SQL Server 2005, and I've heard that it's better to place the database name, username and password in my site's application.cfm file, rather than directly in my queries.  

I need help with setting up my application.cfm file, as I've never done this before.  What should my code look like?

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mrichmonCommented:
No.

It is better to place in the CFAdmin than in the application.cfm or the files

However, in the application.cfm you would have:

<cfset mydsn="MyDataSourceName">
<cfset username = "Myusername">
etc.

Then use use a variable

<cfquery datasource="#mydsn#" etc... >

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LTrout1Author Commented:
Thanks for your help!
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