"Connect Timeout" doesn't have effect
Posted on 2008-10-16
I have an SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, wich I access from my C# 2008 application. The table I work with is pretty big and it takes more than 30 seconds to execute some of the stored procedures, so I set "Connect Timeout=300" in a connection string. It doesn't have any effect, though: after 30 seconds the ExecuteReader command throws an exception "Timeout expired". When I execute the stored procedure from Management Studio, it completes successfully (takes about a minute), and it worked fine from code when the table was smaller, so I'd say the error message is correct and it looks like there is some setting elsewhere, which limits the timeout to 30 seconds.
Does anybody have a clue where it might be?