troubleshooting Question

How to specify connection string from web.config inside the SqlDataSource

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I have a connection string specified in my web.config file

      <add name="conn" connectionString="my string here" />

and here is my SqlDataSource:

 <asp:SqlDataSource ID="sds1" runat="server" ConnectionString ="<%$ ConnectionStrings:conn" %>" SelectCommand="SELECT Field1 FROM Table1"></asp:SqlDataSource>

I keep getting 2 errors:

1)The server tag is not well formed

and

2)Literal expressions like '<%$ ConnectionStrings:conn" %>' are not allowed. Use <asp:Literal runat="server" Text="<%$ ConnectionStrings:conn"%>" /> instead.      

What am I doing wrong?
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