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Old 03-15-2009, 10:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default SQL Server connection problem

I知 trying to learn how to connect to an SQL Server database (I知 using the AdventureWorks sample database), but I知 having problems.

Here痴 the code I知 using:
// define connection string for database server
string connectionString = "server=<server name>; database=AdventureWorks; uid=<user name>; pwd=;";    // no password

// define SqlConnection connection to database using connection string
SqlConnection conn = null;
    conn = new SqlConnection (connectionString);
catch (Exception exc)
    MessageBox.Show (exc.Message, "conn = new SqlConnection (connectionString);");

// define SqlCommand command or command string that contains query
string commandString = "SELECT * from <table name>";

// define SqlDataAdapter data adapter using command string & connection object:
SqlDataAdapter dataAdapter = new SqlDataAdapter (commandString, conn);

// create new DataSet object (create DataSet)
DataSet ds = new DataSet ();

{   // fill dataset object with query result via data adapter (for SELECT)
    dataAdapter.Fill (ds, "<table name>");
catch (Exception exc)
    MessageBox.Show (exc.Message, "dataAdapter.Fill (ds, \"<table name>\");");

// result of query now stored in dataset object in table "<table name>"
// get reference to table by using indexer property of dataset object's Tables collection
dataTable = ds.Tables ["<table name>"];
At the statement
dataAdapter.Fill (ds, "<table name>");
I'm getting the following error: "Login failed for user '<my user name>'."

As near as I can make out, the database AdventureWorks that I see in SQL Server 2008 Management Studio and that I'm trying to access resides at either C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\Samples\AdventureWorks 2008 OLTP or
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\Samples\AdventureWorks OLTP.
I thought that maybe the problem was I was supposed to specify the full path name in the connection string, but that didn't help. Any suggestions?

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Old 03-16-2009, 06:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: SQL Server connection problem

can you login with management studio with username and no password?

sounds like permissions issue or wrong username // password

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Old 03-17-2009, 11:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: SQL Server connection problem

Did you setup your connection in SQL for your computer? I had some issues trying to execute the code to build the AW DB in SSMS 2008. Kept erroring all the time. Still cant get it to work.
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