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Hi all,
I have an application which is connecting to a remote SQL SERVER database.
I originally developed the application and pointed it to my local SQL SERVER database using the following database url:
jdbc:microsoft:sqlserver://localhost:1433

I had a user set up in SQL server called coretestuser with a password.
In sql server this user was only asssociated with one database (DTTest) so SQL sever somehow worked out which database to use.

Now I have to use a different database on 10.0.0.5 and I cant connect to it.
I cant create a test user as the account I have been given is used on several databases!
I cant seem to get the database name working at all.

I ve tried:
url = "jdbc:microsoft:sqlserver://10.0.0.5:1433;Database=DTTest";

and

url = "jdbc:microsoft:sqlserver://10.0.0.5:1433/DTTest";

Neither is working I just get "Unable to connect.  Invalid URL"
Am i missing something really obvious??
Thanks
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by:TimYates
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What do you get if you type:

    ping 10.0.0.5

on the command prompt?

10.* addresses are usually reserved for an internal network...I assume you are trying to run the client on the same network (ie: not externally on a different subnet?)

Tim
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by:colr__
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Is you firewall setup to allow outbound requests on the sql server port? This is a very common problem with trying to connect to a remote DB, as these ports will be closed as standard.

The port is 1433 I think.

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Also, try:

    url = "jdbc:sqlserver://10.0.0.5;databaseName=DTTest" ;

Tim
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by:CoreSupport
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Brilliant guys!
url = "jdbc:sqlserver://10.0.0.5;databaseName=DTTest" ;

this worked!
that was wreckin my head all day! thanks!!
Legends!
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