Windows CE 5.0 connecting to MSSQL 2005 64 bit
Posted on 2009-04-14
We have a client that installed a MS SQL 2005 64bit DB on a server. We traditionally use only the 32 bit version so this is a new field for us. But first, a quick walkthrough.
We have proprietary software which various devices connect to. It's simply a production database running behind it, the interface and backend is all Microsoft based. That is, MSSQL DB, Windows server etc.
We have scanners which can be either CE or Windows mobile. On the scanners, we install a program which handles the communication with the SQL server (sending the barcode string to correct receiver).
When testing this 64 bit server I haven't come across any problems except with the scanner. When I select the program it gives me the standard generic SQL Connection error. Unfortunately I do not have a screenshot or a test that I can post, I hope that will not be a problem. But basically it is "
Now, my question is, do I need to have my connection string reprogrammed/redone whatever by the programmers or is this something more sinister, like there not being a DLL that handles communication of this type? Sorry for this maybe a stupid question, but I haven't been able to find anything relevant by googling.