I have a web app with a GridView that I want to load with data from a cloud SQL database. For some reason my service provider have changed their settings and I get the following error. Is there perhaps an online data source that I can connect to just to get example data. My code is further on.
A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server) dr2
Imports System.Data.SqlClientPublic Class Contact Inherits Page Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles Me.Load If Not IsPostBack Then Call Bind_Grid_to_Dataview(Me.GridView1, "Select * From Customers") End If End Sub Sub Bind_Grid_to_Dataview(ByVal oGridView As GridView, ByVal oSQL As String) Try Dim cs As String = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings("PSQL").ConnectionString Dim objCon As New SqlConnection 'Declaring connection object objCon.ConnectionString = cs 'opening connection If objCon.State = ConnectionState.Closed Then objCon.Open() End If 'declaring new Data Adapter Dim objDA As New SqlDataAdapter objDA.SelectCommand = New SqlCommand(oSQL, objCon) Dim objDS As New DataSet objDA.Fill(objDS) 'Call oCheck_DataSet_For_Blank_Columns(objDS) 'Below i am creating a default view of the Data Set Dim objDV As DataView = objDS.Tables(0).DefaultView Session("objDV") = objDV oGridView.DataSource = objDV oGridView.DataBind() Catch ex As Exception Response.Write(ex.Message & " dr2") End Try End SubEnd Class