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    I am new to SQL & have SQLExpress running on a client pc (also my developement pc)
    I can access this using the sa login (i had to enable this) and all works fine in web projects both in live & working preview.
    Even for a simple grid with one field/column i get the following:-
    Annotation 2020-02-26 091404.png
    Any help would be much appreciated.
    Thanks
    Terry

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    Re: New to SQL

    Originally posted by Terrymorgan View Post
    I am new to SQL & have SQLExpress running on a client pc (also my developement pc)
    I can access this using the sa login (i had to enable this) and all works fine in web projects both in live & working preview.
    Even for a simple grid with one field/column i get the following:-
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]46613[/ATTACH]
    Any help would be much appreciated.
    Thanks
    Terry
    Hello Terry,
    Is the error after you deploy to a different pc?
    If so check the connection string in the publish profile is correct.
    If the sql server is on a different server you will need to enable sqlexpress to accept remote connection and include the server name in connection string.
    https://www.connectionstrings.com/sql-server/

    an example AlphaDAO connection
    {A5API='SQLServer',A5DBVersion=2008,Server='cruz2011\SQLEXPRESS',A5ANSINullPadWarn=Default,UserName='myuser',Password=':A5:B64:mysecret',Database='mydb'',A5LoginTimeout=30,A5ConnectionTimeout=30,A5QueryTimeout=30'}
    Last edited by mumfie; 02-26-2020, 05:58 AM.
    https://appsbydesign.co.uk/

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    • #3
      Re: New to SQL

      Remote Connections enabled.
      Thanks

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      • #4
        Re: New to SQL

        Sorry I may have confused, Remote Connections were already enabled.
        So my issues still exist.
        Thanks
        Terry

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          Re: New to SQL

          Check out these usual suspects ...

          https://www.sqlserverlogexplorer.com...access-denied/
          Alpha Anywhere v12.4.6.2.6 Build 7295-5548 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V

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            Re: New to SQL

            If you are connecting via Server name and not IP Address you may need to enable Named Pipes. Or replace the server name with the SQL Server IP Address. If you chose the Named Pipes route you can enable that in SQL Server Configuration Manager.

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