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Multiple connection strings under v11?

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    Multiple connection strings under v11?

    I am trying to add function to a previous application that used an active link connection to a SQL Server database, and a corresponding connection which works fine.
    I am now trying to add a connection to a different database on the same SQL Server server, and having difficulty.

    When I add the Alpha ADO connection to the second database, it all works great from my development machine. However, when I attempt to run the same grid against the sql server database on the remote machine, I keep getting this error:

    Error opening Grid table/view: Internal Error - Can't find named connection 'DIA_FCTR' - while converting named connection to connection string. When I look in the a5_application file, sure enough, that connection is not there. I tried adding it in an unencrypted mode, but apparently haven't found the right syntax yet, as I can't make that work.

    My questions are: Should I be able to have multiple connections in that file?
    If so, how to I add the new connection? Both connections are on my development machine, and will work fine. I have tried deleting the a5_application file on the server, republishing, and restarting the A5 server, to no effect.

    I know this is a pretty generalized question, but just wondering if anyone has dealt with this already and can help?

    Thank you.

    Re: Multiple connection strings under v11?

    Make sure the sql servers are set up identically both on your dev box and the web server. I had the problem at one point where my passwords were different and it wouldn't work when I published.


      Re: Multiple connection strings under v11?

      In this case, I am using only a single instance of SQL Server, so the password is not an issue. But thank you for the suggestion.

      I discovered the problem, and it was because under the "Profiles" tab visible when you have the web control panel open, I did not have the correct connection string listed in the "named Alpha DAO Connection string parameters" . I was using two connection strings, and the odd thing is that although they both said simply "default", one (the original one from my previous version" was somehow still compiling properly into the a5_application file.

      Once I reentered the information into the remote profile, things worked fine.

      My lesson learned: The remote publishing profile controls which connection strings are included in the "a5_application" file, and thus which connections are available to the components in that application.

      This really had nothing to do with trying to have multiple connections, but rather having the proper connection string info in the remote publishing profile.


        Re: Multiple connection strings under v11?

        Thank you for this thread! I had the same problem arise today and your solution was spot on!
        Rapid Development, Training, Support


          Re: Multiple connection strings under v11?

          Glad to have been of assistance!