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Connection


The Connection section of the Database Registration Info dialog allows you to view and/or edit the connection properties in the corresponding boxes: Host name, Authentication, User name, Password, Database name, Database alias, Font charset, OLE DB Provider.

 

Database Registration Info - Editing connection properties

 

 

Server name

Stores the name of the Host where the database resides.

 

Authentication

Specifies the type of Microsoft® SQL Server™ authentication used for the connection:

 

RadioButton Windows authentication

Select this type if you wish to use Windows Integrated Security for the login.

 

RadioButton SQL Server authentication

Select this type if you wish to use SQL Server Authentication for the login. SQL Server Authentication stores logins and passwords in SQL Server and does not depend upon Windows. You can select SQL Server Authentication only if SQL Server Authentication has been enabled on the server.

 

 

User name

If necessary, edit the User name used to access the database (SQL Server authentication).

 

Password

If necessary, edit the Password used to access the database (SQL Server authentication).

 

Database name

Stores the name of the database.

 

Database alias

Stores the database alias which is displayed in the DB Explorer tree and SQL Manager tools. By default, a database alias generated by the application has the following format: <database_name> on <host_name[\instance_name]>

 

Font charset

Stores the character set used to display data in the grid.

 

OLE DB Provider

The list of drivers is based on the ones available in the system. Select the preferable OLE DB Provider to be used for the connection; it affects the program behaviour on processing some specific data types, such as XML and TIME, and on performing T-SQL statements.

 

Once you have specified the connection properties, you can check whether it is possible to establish connection to the database: click the Test Connect button for this purpose. If connection is successful, you will get the 'Connected!' message; otherwise an error message will be returned.

 

The Copy Alias from... menu allows you to select the alias of a previously registered database and use it for the newly created/configured database.