.net – Connection string – Keyword not supported: ‘initial catalog’


I am using Webmatrix.data's Database entity to create a database connection, however it doesnt like my connection string. I am running it from MVC ASP.net.

Ive tried changing it to server / database, but still errors the same. Where am I going wrong?

        using (var db = Database.OpenConnectionString(@"Data Source=MY-HP\Serv;Initial Catalog=MyDBSQL;User ID=sa;Password=password"))
            var items = db.Query("SELECT * FROM TaskPriority");

Exception Details: System.ArgumentException: Keyword not supported: 'initial catalog'.

Best Solution

check here: Database.OpenConnectionString Method (String, String)

try to specify the provider name as second parameter, from the MSDN example:

var connectionString = "Data Source=.\\SQLExpress;Initial Catalog=SmallBakery;Integrated Security=True";

var providerName = "System.Data.SqlClient";

var db = Database.OpenConnectionString(connectionString, providerName);
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