insert variables into SQL connection string


I'm trying to create a VB connection string using variables but I think I'm getting the syntax all wrong, see below.

I have 4 variables which I'm trying to get into the string but I just cant get this to work,

Any suggestions?

Garry Noble
Dim username As String
        Dim password As String
        Dim database As String
        Dim server As String
        username = txtUsername.Text
        password = txtPassword.Text
        database = txtDatabase.Text
        server = txtServer.Text
        Dim connection As String = "server="server"; database="database"; uid="username"; pwd="password""

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hi, try it like this:

        Dim connection As String = "server=" & server & "; database=" & database & "; uid=" & username & "; pwd=" & password

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& like limbeck suggested or + signs, like below will do it.

Dim connection As String = "server=" + server +  "; database=" + database + "; uid=" + username +  "; pwd=" + password

You are after all trying to do string concatenation so you need that extra symbol to tell the program what to do.

or you can try string.Format if you want like:
Dim connection As String
connection = string.Format("server={0}; database={1};uid={2};pwd={3}", server, database, username, password)
garrynoblekAuthor Commented:
Garry Noble
glad to be of help.

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