Solved

How to connect to MSSQL using ADODB

Posted on 2014-03-21
6
380 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-25
I have a test script to attempt to establish a connection with a DB in my MSSQL server
Dim conn , rs, sql, ConnString
sql = "SELECT * FROM sessiontbl"
Set rs = CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")
Set conn = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
With conn
      .Provider = "SQLOLEDB"
      .Mode = adModeReadWrite
      .ConnectionString ="Data Source=SANDBOX;Trusted_Connection=Yes;InitialCatalog=Inventory;"
      .Open
      WScript.Echo "Connection was established."
End With
rs.Open sql,conn
If conn.State = adStateOpen Then
      WScript.Echo "Connection was established."
Else
  WScript.Echo "No Connection ."
End If
rs.Close
Set rs = Nothing
conn.Close
Set conn = Nothing

Open in new window

I error at Line 9 char 7
Invalid connection string attribute
Code 80004005
Source Microsoft OLE DB Provider For SQL Server
0
Comment
Question by:yo_bee
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 52

Accepted Solution

by:
Carl Tawn earned 500 total points
ID: 39944923
"InitialCatalog" needs a space in it. So it should say:
.ConnectionString ="Data Source=SANDBOX;Trusted_Connection=Yes;Initial Catalog=Inventory;"

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 23

Author Comment

by:yo_bee
ID: 39944939
Now I am getting.

errooe2
0
 
LVL 52

Assisted Solution

by:Carl Tawn
Carl Tawn earned 500 total points
ID: 39944948
That indicates that it cannot find a SQL Server called "SANDBOX". What is the SQL Server actually called and is it on the same server that your code is running from?

If you have installed your SQL Server as a named instance then you need to include the instance name in the connection string. Also double check that the SQL Server is listening on port 1433 (the default) otherwise you will also need to change the connection string to specify the correct port number.
0
Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

 
LVL 65

Expert Comment

by:Jim Horn
ID: 39945046
>Dim conn , rs, sql, ConnString
It is not best practice to declare variables without a data type, as it will will create them in memory as an Object, which may or may not be what you intend, which could open the door for all kinds of runtime errors.  Far better to explicitly declare them with what they need to be.

Dim conn as ADODB.Connection
Dim rs as ADODB.Recordset
Dim sql as String, ConnString as String
0
 
LVL 75

Expert Comment

by:Anthony Perkins
ID: 39946691
It is not best practice to declare variables without a data type
The author does not have a choice they are using VBScript.  All variables are variants.
0
 
LVL 23

Author Closing Comment

by:yo_bee
ID: 39954871
I made a couple of changes as well as the two suggestions

Here is my string
strConnect = "Provider = SQLOLEDB.1;Data Source=SANDBOXHOST;Initial Catalog=Inventory;User ID='sa';Password="********'"

I did have an incorrect Source and put the space Initial Catalog

Made a change to the provider
From: Provider = SQLOLEDB
To:Provider = SQLOLEDB.1
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The Delta outage: 650 cancelled flights, more than 1200 delayed flights, thousands of frustrated customers, tens of millions of dollars in damages – plus untold reputational damage to one of the world’s most trusted airlines. All due to a catastroph…
With User Account Control (UAC) enabled in Windows 7, one needs to open an elevated Command Prompt in order to run scripts under administrative privileges. Although the elevated Command Prompt accomplishes the task, the question How to run as script…
Using examples as well as descriptions, and references to Books Online, show the documentation available for date manipulation functions and by using a select few of these functions, show how date based data can be manipulated with these functions.
Via a live example, show how to set up a backup for SQL Server using a Maintenance Plan and how to schedule the job into SQL Server Agent.

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question