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Web.Config Datasources

This question is about the web config for our company intranet site.

Called "The Portal" it is used company wide for many things and the web config has connections to 8 different databases...from Reporting, to CRM Systems, to actual business processes.

There are AppSetting as well as ConnectionString datasources...which gives me a total of these "data source strings" of @ 14

We also have an exact dev environment which connects to a dev sql server.

Is there a way to streamline the datasources so that the web config can be closer to the same?

Right now I have two complete sections...and comment our the "DEV" for the live and vise versa.  Makes the Web COnfig look pretty bloated and unprofessional.
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Larry Brister

8/22/2022 - Mon
Chinmay Patel

Hi lrbrister,

How about you store all these configs in a custom configuration provider(XML OR DB) and based on a single appsetting parameter in the web.config itself you switch which configurations you load?

Nasir Razzaq

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Larry Brister

That approach seems interesting.

The live system uses the 8 databases on corpDQL and the dev system uses devSQL

catalogs/dbnames exactly the same.
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