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Stephen Boston
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Hi guys! I'm hoping you can steer me in the right direction on this. Here is a snip of the code I'm using to connect to a MS SQL database.


This works just fine. But I've set the UserID and Password in my class. What I want to do is let the DSN I've setup on my PC to use the userID and password that is established in it.

So I modify my code like this.


Or



Compile and run the application and I get a SQl Exception - Login failed for user '<null>'

Am I missing something here or is the JdbcOdbcDriver not up to this?


Thanks for any help you can offer.

Steve


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Stephen Boston
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Well, all my research hasn't turned up anything to help, so I've altered my class to accept DSN, UserID and Password as arguments. I've set up a login form to call the method in the class and bounce a simple query against the database and catch and handle any exception that may come back that deals with the user id or password.

Does anyone have a better way to approach this?

Steve
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Steve,
I haven't used SQL Server so I'm not sure. In general, it is good to put the username/password in a property file. That way it isn't hardcoded into the app. Not as good as what you are trying to do, but better than nothing.


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Stephen Boston
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Jeanne,

Thank you for your reply. I hadn't thought of a property file (maybe that is because I haven't discovered those yet. )

I will investigate that and see if that will work better than the login form method. If it don't work for this application, it will come in handy for another application I'm working up for dog agility club (Contact Zonies in Phoenix Arizona http:///www.contactzoines.org in case someone is wondering. )



Steve
[ August 20, 2005: Message edited by: Stephen Boston ]
 
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