Evanescence Evanescence - 2 months ago 12
ASP.NET (C#) Question

Keyword not supported: 'server'

I've been trying to edit my connection string for uploading my website to a server.

I am not really experienced with this. I got this exception: the Keyword not supported: 'server'.

Here is my connection string:

<add name="AlBayanEntities" connectionString="Server=xx.xx.xxx.xxx,xxxx;Database=AlBayan;Uid=bayan;Password=xxxxx;" providerName="System.Data.EntityClient" />


I've tried embed this string into my old connection string which works very well locally, but it didn't fit : S

Answer

For Entity Framework (database-first or model-first; when you have a physical EDMX model file) you need to use a special type of connection string which is quite different from the straight ADO.NET connection strings everyone else has mentioned so far...

The connection string must look something like:

<add name="testEntities" 
     connectionString="metadata=res://*/Model1.csdl|res://*/Model1.ssdl|res://*/Model1.msl;provider=System.Data.SqlClient;provider connection string=&quot;data source=(local);initial catalog=test;integrated security=True;multipleactiveresultsets=True;App=EntityFramework&quot;" 
     providerName="System.Data.EntityClient" />

Inside this connection string, you'll find the provider connection string= attribute which is basically your ADO.NET connection string:

provider connection string=&quot;data source=(local);initial catalog=test;integrated security=True;multipleactiveresultsets=True;App=EntityFramework&quot;" 

So here, you need to change your server name and possibly other settings.

  • data source=.... stands for your server (you can also use server=.....)
  • initial catalog=..... stands for your database (you can also use database=....)