Connection Strings

Every time I want to create a new project, I either have to look into previous projects, or go to It’s a wonderful site that you can use to find the specific connection string that you may ever need.

For me, however, I typically use 1 of 2 connection strings. It either has a username/password, or it uses integrated security (currently logged in user).

SQL Server 2008 Connection String with User name and Password:

Data Source=myServerAddress;Initial Catalog=myDataBase;User Id=myUsername;Password=myPassword;

SQL Server 2008 Connection String with Integrated Security:

Data Source=myServerAddress;Initial Catalog=myDataBase;Integrated Security=SSPI;

RJ writes custom Windows and Web applications using the Microsoft .NET framework, and enjoys solving problems with code, often while listening to a techno soundcloud stream. He hopes to one day write an application that many businesses will use.


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