Basics of connecting to a local MSSQL server with Delphi

Posted on 2008-10-13
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-11-23
Although I know nothing about database programming, I need to connect to a local MSSQL Server Express 2008 using Delphi 2009 Trial to create a database that will in turn contain 1 table with 2 columns. First column holds the key second column contains long text like an article for example.
few lines will be more than helpful
thanks in advance
Question by:Alavna
  • 2
  • 2

Expert Comment

ID: 22701149

Try to use ADO. Connection string is the same as for MS SQL Server 2000 but
Provider=SQLNCLI instead of Provider=SQLOLEDB.

Try to connect to master at first. Enabled Windows authentication
(for Integrated Security=SSPI)?
If not, use user name/password. Later you will be able to create more databases.

Author Comment

ID: 22701203
thanks for the reply. I added an ADOConnection component. And configured the connection string. What else do I need to do? As I said this is my first attempt at database programming. I created the database and the table manually. Just need to connect to these. Queries etc..are another story....

Author Comment

ID: 22701266
I am able to connect to the database in question now using this string
Provider=SQLOLEDB.1;Integrated Security=SSPI;Persist Security Info=False;User ID=myserver\alavna;Initial Catalog=mycms;Data Source=localhost\SQLEXPRESS;

Just need an example of how to create more records or query others. thanks

Accepted Solution

Praveen_WS earned 2000 total points
ID: 22701300

Featured Post

Train for your Pen Testing Engineer Certification

Enroll today in this bundle of courses to gain experience in the logistics of pen testing, Linux fundamentals, vulnerability assessments, detecting live systems, and more! This series, valued at $3,000, is free for Premium members, Team Accounts, and Qualified Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Hi all, It is important and often overlooked to understand “Database properties”. Often we see questions about "log files" or "where is the database" and one of the easiest ways to get general information about your database is to use “Database p…
Introduction Raise your hands if you were as upset with FireMonkey as I was when I discovered that there was no TListview.  I use TListView in almost all of my applications I've written, and I was not going to compromise by resorting to TStringGrid…
SQL Database Recovery Software repairs the MDF & NDF Files, corrupted due to hardware related issues or software related errors. Provides preview of recovered database objects and allows saving in either MSSQL, CSV, HTML or XLS format. Ensures recov…
Stellar Phoenix SQL Database Repair software easily fixes the suspect mode issue of SQL Server database. It is a simple process to bring the database from suspect mode to normal mode. Check out the video and fix the SQL database suspect mode problem.

600 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question