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Blank Connection String Issues

Posted on 2011-09-15
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I am attempting to use a local file to store the logon information for a ASP.NET site made in C#, and I am getting an empty string returned when I attempt to use the following code to open the connection:

        OracleConnection conn = new OracleConnection();
        conn.ConnectionString = WebConfigurationManager.AppSettings["SampleConnectionString"];
        conn.Open();
After I get to the conn.Open() line of code, I receive a "general error" due to the SampleConnectionString values not being read into the site. The file that contains the connection string has the following line of code within it and is called appsettings.txt:

<appSettings >
      <add key="SampleConnectionString" value="Data Source=WEB;Enlist=false;User ID=user;Password=1234;" />
</appSettings>

Any help that can be provided about why this string, which is included in the project, is not being pulled back into the WebConfigurationManager.AppSettings call would be greatly appreciated.
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Question by:thenthorn1010
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by:pateljitu
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Please try this:
<connectionStrings>
 <add name="SampleConnectionString" connectionString="Data Source=WEB;Enlist=false;User ID=user;Password=1234;" />
</connectionStrings>

and use this code:
ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["SampleConnectionString"].ConnectionString;
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by:binaryevo
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System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["ReportURLLocation"];

Open in new window

 Should get your AppSettings for you.
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jagssidurala earned 167 total points
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instead of

conn.ConnectionString = WebConfigurationManager.AppSettings["SampleConnectionString"];

try this...........

conn.ConnectionString = ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["SampleConnectionString"];

refer these links

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.configuration.configurationmanager.appsettings.aspx

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.web.configuration.webconfigurationmanager.appsettings%28v=VS.80%29.aspx
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by:thenthorn1010
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jagssidurala,

I did attempt your suggestion and while it does compile, I still end up with a "general" error. Thank you for the suggestion though.
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by:thenthorn1010
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jagssidurala,

I wanted to apologize...I did find an error in the web.config file that was referencing an invalid location for the appsettings, which would cause the "general error." I did attempt your method and you are correct in the solution to the question I asked.

pateljitu and binaryevo,

I also did verify, after finding the issue in the web.config file, that your methods are valid as well.

All three of you did answer my question completely. Thank you for the help.
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