SQL 2012 Connection Question

Posted on 2013-12-04
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Last Modified: 2014-01-28
I am attempting to use the following:

set cnn = createobject("ADODB.Connection")
cnn.ConnectionString = "Provider=SQLNCLI11;" _
         & "Data Source=DSName;" _
         & "Database=DBName;" _ 
         & "Integrated Security=SSPI;" _
         & "DataTypeCompatibility=80;" _
         & "MARS Connection=True;"

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but get the error:
Microsoft SQL Server Native Client 11.0: Named Pipes Provider: Could not open a connection to SQL Server [53]

When I use Driver={SQL Server Native Client 11.0}; instead of Provider=SQLNCLI11;, it seems to work except for nvarchar(max) fields.  And base on documentation on http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms130978.aspx it is recommended to use the Provider=SQLNCLI11.

I see it installed in my ODBC driver set, but keep getting the error.

What am I doing wrong?!?!
Question by:michd
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connectionstrings.com shows this as the syntax for a trusted connection to sql 2012


also notes that trusted_connected=yes and integrated security=sspi are interchangeable

From looking at yours, try switching out "data source" for "server".

It also says you should not use this type for .net apps, instead use the ".NET Framework Data Provider for SQL Server" so you may just want to set up your connection string like this one:

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