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  • Ms sql 2012

    Well, MS SQL 2012 is out, and I have a client who's installed it and we can't quite figure out how to connect to it. Basic question: has anyone done this yet? I have a note into Selwyn to ask if maybe we need something from Alpha, but it could well be my own problem, not Alpha's.

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    Re: Ms sql 2012

    I downloaded the latest web builder stuff Steve. MS Matrix.
    It required a whole load of additional downloads, including IIS Express which gave me grief.
    It's all on the Dev PC so I'll try and connect, but I didn't need to for he project I'm working on.
    See our Hybrid Option here;

    There are 3 things you can do in any situation;
    Live with it, Change it or Walk away from it.


    • #3
      Re: Ms sql 2012

      I assume you are talking about WebMatrix? What thinks you?

      Bob Alston
      Alpha five v11 Tips


      • #4
        Re: Ms sql 2012

        Yep Webmatrix. Easily confused am I.
        See our Hybrid Option here;

        There are 3 things you can do in any situation;
        Live with it, Change it or Walk away from it.


        • #5
          Re: Ms sql 2012


          I just downloaded SQL Express 2012 and have no problem connecting to it from Alpha or Navicat. It is local on my system, and won't have access to my network till next week, but I don't think the problem is with 2012...
          Bill Griffin
          Parkell, Inc


          • #6
            Re: Ms sql 2012

            Yes, SQL Express 2012. We connected fine locally, but were struggling to connect via remote access. Turns out firewall and other security problems were our real trouble so we've decided to settle for remote desktop access.


            • #7
              Re: Ms sql 2012

              Talk about jumping into a fire. I just installed SQL 2012 Express.
              Fought through enabling tcp/ip as well as poking the appropriate holes
              in the firewall and creating a new sql user login.
              I can now connect to my SQL database from a seperate machine.

              The issue I am running into now involves the Database Upsize Genie.
              To test the genie, I created a test table and added data for 1 row.

              The table has one each of the following fields : character, numeric (with decimal places), numeric (without decimal places),
              date, time, and memo.
              The genie fails each time, giving a Table not found error.

              IF I remove the memo field, the genie works as expected.

              I have used the genie to upgrade tables with memo fields to mySQL on several occasions.
              I want to upgrade several tables that each use memo fields.
     is a great site to test and share sql code