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SQL database connection: first string to connect from a c# page

Posted on 2009-07-07
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Hi all,

I am attempting to create and test my first string connection to a sql server test database, without success.  

I will provide here all the information to connect the database here, and will change the credentials later.  Anyway, this is just a test database.

I created this test database on godaddy.com.  I entered the name of the database and provided a password.  The string they then recommend is:  

Data Source=testtest12345.db.2653863.hostedresource.com; Initial Catalog=testtest12345; User ID=testtest12345; Password='your password';

My password is: Test1Test  

I tried in the web.config, inside the <connectionstrings>, to add this line:

<add name="testfirststring" connectionString="Data Source=testtest12345.db.2653863.hostedresource.com; Initial Catalog=testtest12345; User ID=testtest12345; Password=Test1Test;" providerName="System.Data.SqlClient"/>

Then, from visual studio, I dragged and droped a SqlDataSource, in the body of my default.aspx page, which generated the line:

<asp:SqlDataSource ID="SqlDataSource1" runat="server"></asp:SqlDataSource>

 Then, in design view, I right click and chose Configure data source.   I choose my testfirststring connection which is available in the menu, and when i press next, i get the error message shown in the image below.  I really do not know what I can do.

Anyone would know what I am doing wrong?  Anyone is able to connect to my database?  

Thanks!  I am clueless here.
Error message from Visual Studio:  "Database schema could not be retrieved from this connection..."

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I found the problem after half a day of research:  the database was not setup to be available remotely, so I could not test the connection remotely, which I tried to do.

I now have the connection working.  Thanks!

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