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Posted on 2011-09-14
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the connection string
server=POSDET2;database=SAETPrep;UID=saetprep;PWD=SAET_PrepUser#3
but the app fails like the below..
Cannot open database "SAETPrep" requested by the login. The login failed.
Login failed for user 'saetprep'.

but in ssms, i see that i am able to login with the above credentials..

i see the password as _ and #.. could they be problematic?
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by:Christopher Gordon
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Do you have a semicolon after the password in the connection string?
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by:Christopher Gordon
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Sorry ignore my previous comment, looks like it doesn't matter.
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And to answer your question, you CAN use _ and # sign in your passwords for sql authentication.
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by:25112
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thanks for confirming- helps to isolate the issue.
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