SQL database connection

Discussion created by jhansi131 on Feb 17, 2012
Latest reply on Feb 23, 2012 by jhansi131

I am trying to connect to sql database (.mdf file) but couldn't successfully create a connection string.

Here is what I tested with  -

1.  Data Source=.\SQLEXPRESS;AttachDbFilename=C:\.....\test.mdf;User Instance=True;Trusted_Connection=Yes;
2.  Server=.\SQLEXPRESS;AttachDbFilename=C:\....\Test_models.mdf;User Instance=True;Trusted_Connection=Yes;MultipleActiveResultSets=True;Pooling=True;Connect Timeout=60
3.  Server=.\SQLEXPRESS;Database=C:\.....\Test_model.mdf;User Instance=True;Trusted_Connection=Yes;

Has anybody tried connecting to sql database file (2008) with absolute path?

Is it the User Interface property thats not supported by ESRI?

Any ideas?