SQL Function to get attributes from a connectionstring

Posted on 2007-03-30
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
Is there anyway that SQL Server 2005 can get information contained within the ConnectionString that was used to connect to the database for use in a trigger.

For example, if I have an application that uses the ConnectionString...
"server=(local); database=test; user=sa; pwd=testing; applicationname=myprogram"

how can I get out the applicationname attribute???
Question by:CAMSYSTEMS
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ID: 18824131
what exactly are you trying to do here??

From what I can see so far, you can't do that
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ID: 18824160
what exactly are you trying to do here??

From what I can see so far, you can't do that
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ksaul earned 500 total points
ID: 18824181
select app_name()  --application name
select host_name()
select current_user

Author Comment

ID: 18824187
All I want to do is to be able to extract the applicationname attribute from the connectionstring that has been used to connect to the database from within SQL Server 2005???
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Expert Comment

ID: 18824242
I would create a SQL login specific to the application instead of using sa and assign it permissions required by the app.  Then you could know that the value returned by current_user is your application.

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