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How do I connect to MSSQL using Classic ASP

Please use the following connection string on our Windows 2008 servers to connect to the local MSSQL service:

"Provider=SQLOLEDB;Data Source=myServerAddress;UID=myUsername; PWD=myPassword; database=myDataBase;"


Another method is to use a driver like so:

"Driver={SQL Server Native Client 10.0};Server=myServerAddress;Database=myDataBase;Uid=myUsername;Pwd=myPassword;"


Note: The second method, with the driver, has shown some compatibility problems with some databases.

In the above two examples, substitute the variables where:

myDataBase and myUsername and myPassword are what you've already specified in the control panel under MSSQL databases. myServerAddress can be 'localhost' or you may need to specify '.\SQLEXPRESS'

Lastly, if you are not sure how to use that in context of the code, you may use this sample code:

Set strConnString=Server.CreateObject("ADODB.CONNECTION")
connect = "Provider=SQLOLEDB;Data Source=.\SQLEXPRESS;UID=USERNAME; PWD=PASSWORD; database=DB;"
strConnString.ConnectionString = connect

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