Connection Strings

This is just a little reminder for myself as much as for anyone else. There’s a great resource online at http://www.connectionstrings.com/ that lists the syntax for hundreds of different types of data sources (SQL Server, Oracle, Excel, Active Directory, etc.) complete with examples and general rules/guidelines for constructing them. If you’re ever in a situation where you need to build a connection string without a GUI to help you, I’ve never seen a better reference. Check it out.

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My name is Matthew Roche, and I am a Senior Program Manager with the SQL Server product group at Microsoft. I work on Master Data Services and Data Quality Services, and have previously worked on SQL Server Integration Services. Although I work for Microsoft and will be posting on technical topics, I want to stress that this is a personal blog, and any opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. I built my career around SQL Server and Microsoft technologies for well over a decade before I joined Microsoft as an employee, and I plan on using this blog to share my personal experience and opinions. They may well be shaped by my experience on the SQL Server team, but they’re still mine, and not that of Microsoft, disclaimer, disclaimer, etc., etc..
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