jdbc:sqlserver driver

hello:
I am trying to map a SQL server 2008r2:
and this is the convention I found on the net:

jdbc:sqlserver://server:port;DatabaseName=dbname

so I fill in:

jdbc:sqlserver://MyMachine\SQL Instance name:1433; XYZ=?????

The question is this:
DatabaseName=dbname - are not those the same (why would I put dbabasename=dbname)?

Is placing the IP of the machine better than  placing MyMachine\SQL Instance name ?


Thank you.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
If you are doing this from Java, you should "Request Attention" and get the Java zones added to your question.  They would be more familiar with the jdbc driver.  I believe that 'DatabaseName' is the name of the parameter and 'dbname' should be the name of your database.
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johanntagleCommented:
I think you're mixing it up.   I believe you either use jdbc:sqlserver://[serverName[\instanceName]:port OR jdbc:sqlserver://server_ip_or_hostname:port;databaseName=dbname

databaseName is a parameter, and dbname is the value you give it i.e. databaseName=XYZ
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