Creating the server connection files (AccessToSQL)

Server information can be specified either in the servers section of the script file. Server information can also be specified in a separate server connection file. The command line parameter for the server connection file is -c <serverconnectionfile>. If the same server id is present in both the script and server connection files, then the server definition in the script file is considered.

<!--Sample of server connection file commands -->  
<!--Connection to SQL Server-->  

<sql-server name="target_3">  

  <sql-server-authentication>  

    <server value="$TargetServerName$"/>  

    <database value="$TargetDB$"/>  

    <user-id value="$TargetUserName$"/>  

    <password value="$TargetPassword$"/>  

    <encrypt value="true"/>  

    <trust-server-certificate value="true"/>  

  </sql-server-authentication>  

</sql-server>  
<!--Connection to SQL Azure-->  

<sql-azure name="target_azure">  

  <server value="$TargetAzureServerName$"/>  

  <database value="$TargetAzureDB$"/>  

  <user-id value="$TargetAzureUserName$"/>  

  <password value="$TargetAzurePassword$"/>  

</sql-azure>  

Server connection file validation

The user can easily validate his/her server connection file against the schema definition file ‘A2SSConsoleScriptServersSchema.xsd’ available in the ‘Schemas’ folder.

Next step

The next step in operating the console is Executing the SSMA Console (AccessToSQL)

See also

Executing the SSMA Console (Access)