Connecting to SQL Server database

15th June, 2018
Applies to: 7.x versions, Article available also for: 9.x (current), 8.x
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To connect to SQL Server database create new documentation by clicking Add documentation and choosing Database connection.

Connection to SQL Server

On the connection screen choose SQL Server as DBMS.

Provide database connection details:

  • Host - provide a host name or address where a database is on. E.g. server17, server17.ourdomain.com or 192.168.0.37.
  • Authentication - choose authentication method Windows Authentication or SQL Server Authentication (see more details below)
  • User and password - if you chose SQL Server Authentication provide your username and password
  • Database - type in database name or click [...] and choose it from the list.

Connection to SQL Server

Here is a comparison with connection details in SQL Server Management Studio.

Connection to SQL Server

Connection to SQL Server

Authentication methods

You can log in to SQL Server using two methods:

  1. Windows Authentication where your Windows credentials will be used or

  2. SQL Server Authentication where you will have to provide username and password.

Saving password

You can save password for later connections by checking Save password option. Password are saved in the repository database.

Importing schema

When connection was successful Dataedo will read objects and show a list of objects found. You can choose which objects to import. You can also use advanced filter to narrow down list of objects.

Objects to import

Confirm list of objects to import by clicking Next.

Next screen with allow you to change default name of the documentation under with your schema will be visible in Dataedo repository.

Change title

Click Import to start the import.

Importing documentation

When done close import window with Finish button.

Import succeeded

Your database schema has been imported to new documentation in the repository.

Imported database schema

SQL Server support

Learn more about SQL Server support in Dataedo.

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