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SQL Server connection string - how do you normally store or build

I just wonder what is/are your practices to build the SQL Server connection
string?
Use object to build the connection string from config file or somewhere?
Sep 12 '08 #1
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Man T wrote:
I just wonder what is/are your practices to build the SQL Server connection
string?
Use object to build the connection string from config file or somewhere?
Usually you don't build the connection string dynamically. If you need
to connect to different databases you can keep sepearate connection
strings for them or create them from a template with a simple replacement.

The config file is a good place to store a connection string. Then you
don't have to recompile if the database settings change.

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Sep 12 '08 #2
"Man T" <al************ **@yahoo.com.au wrote in message
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>I just wonder what is/are your practices to build the SQL Server connection
string?
Use object to build the connection string from config file or somewhere?
If you are using version 2.0 or above of the Framework, you can use the
SqlConnectionSt ringBuilder class. You assign values to the various
properties of a SqlConnectionSt ringBuilder object, and you can then extract
the completed connection string from its ConnextionStrin g property.
This is only needed if you are going to build it on-the-fly from values
that are "found out" during runtime. If the values in the connection string
are known beforehand, it is a common practice to simply store the completed
connection string in a config file.

Sep 12 '08 #3

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