sqloledbConnect via an IP address

Provider=sqloledb;Data Source=,1433;Network Library=DBMSSOCN;
Initial Catalog
=myDataBase;User ID=myUsername;Password=myPassword;

DBMSSOCN=TCP/IP. This is how to use TCP/IP instead of Named Pipes. At the end of the Data Source is the port to use. 1433 is the default port for SQL Server. Read more in the article How to define which network protocol to use.


This connection string (Connect via an IP address using sqloledb) can be used for connections to SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 7.0.

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