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Database Connection

Current version of the database schema navigation utility supports all modern Microsoft SQL Server versions starting 2000.

To connect required server the user should:

  1. Specify database server or select it from the drop-down list. Please note, that server visibility in the list is depend on protocol and network settings. To specify instance of the server use following notation: <server name>\<instance name>
  2. Check on windows authentication mode or enter login name and password. Please note that the program hides login and password panel if "windows authentication" mode is switched on.
  3. Press "Connect" button.
  4. Select required database and schema name from related drop-down menu.
Conenction panel

Notes:

  • To connect SQL Server Express you should check related check box or to use SQLEXPREESS as instance name, for example: .\SQLEXPRESS for local server.
  • You can hide or show connection panel clicking at the header.
  • Even connection panel is closed you can see current connection properties at the collapsed panel header.
  • You can switch off session-to-session password saving feature by sequrity reason. Pleas refer to product settings for details.