VB.net Connection string to local SQL Database

Hi

I use a connection string such as the following to connect to a remote server
I want to connect to a new database that I have created on my desktop
How do I alter the connection string?

Server=winsqlr01.cpt.wa.co.za;Database=MyDatabase;Uid=ApUser;Password=xxxxxx
Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAsked:
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Brian CroweDatabase AdministratorCommented:
assuming you used the default instance name:

Server=localhost;database=MyDatabase;Uid=<login>;Password=<password>
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Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Hi
I never set up any username or password
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Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAuthor Commented:
I think I used Windows Authentication
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Brian CroweDatabase AdministratorCommented:
You must have set up something even if it was using windows authentication.  Access the database using SSMS.

BTW, here is a good reference for different connection string formats.

http://www.connectionstrings.com/sql-server-2008/
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Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAuthor Commented:
I am in SSMS. looking at the database
I have attached a screenshot
The database is Test2
How do I build the connection string?
Image1.jpg
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Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks very much
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