Database connection string builder

Download:ConnectionStringBuilder.exe (770 Kb) (340 Kb)

The database connection string builder tool can be used to create database connection strings. These connection strings can be specified in the "Database user" configuration form to create an SQL to SMS gateway configuration. In this webpage you can find information on how to use the database connection string builder.

To build a connection string, you must start the downloaded tool, then you should click on the "Build database connection string" button. This will bring up the "Database.connectionstring" form (Figure 1).

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Figure 1 - Start the building

On the "Database.connectionstring" form select "Use connection string", then click on the "Build" button (Figure 2).

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Figure 2 - Select connection string

On the next form you should select the database driver you wish to use. If you want to use an ODBC connection, you can select the "Microsoft OleDb provider for ODBC drivers" item (Figure 3).

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Figure 3 - Select ODBC connection string

On the ODBC configuration form, you should select "Use connection string" as your choice, then click on the "Build..." button (Figure 4).

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Figure 4 - Build ODBC connection string

When you build an ODBC connection string it is important to create a Machine datasource. A machine datasource is available for a background service, such as the Ozeki NG SMS Gateway. User datasources are only available for a logged in user, so they cannot be used in an SQL to SMS gateway configuration. To start select the "Machine datasource" tab, then click "New" (Figure 5).

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Figure 5 - Build a machine data source

During the building the "System datasource" option should be selected. A system datasource is a machine datasource, which means it can be accessed by background services (Figure 6).

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Figure 6 - Select system data source

From this point the configuration is pretty straightforward. You must select the ODBC driver that matches your database server and you must fill in the connection parameters, such as the hostname, the username and the password. Once this is done you must click OK on all forms to get your connection string.

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