SalesLogix connection string format has changed within Connection.Config file from 7.5x to 8.x

 Just a heads up on something I ran into that was causing me some problems.  The format of the way the connection string is stored in the connection.config file of the SalesLogix deployed slxclient website has changed between versions 7.5 and 8.


In 7.5x the format of the connection.config file looked like:

<?xml version=”1.0″?><ConString>Provider=SLXOLEDB.1;Persist Security Info=True;Initial Catalog=SLX;Data Source=SALESLOGIX;Extended Properties=”PORT=1706;LOG=ON;SVRCERT=12345;;ACTIVITYSECURITY=OFF;TIMEZONE=NONE”<RWPass><![CDATA[]]></RWPass></ConString>

In version 8 the connection definition now looks like:

<?xml version=”1.0″?><ConString>Provider=SLXOLEDB.1;Data Source=SALESLOGIX;Initial Catalog=SLX;Extended Properties=”PORT=1706;LOG=ON;CASEINSENSITIVEFIND=ON;AUTOINCBATCHSIZE=1;SVRCERT=12345;ACTIVITYSECURITY=OFF;TIMEZONE=NONE”</ConString>

Notice the bold sections which are different. This file is generated based on the current connections established in the Application Architect when the web site is deployed.  In both cases the exact same connection settings were used yet it outputs the connection string slightly differently.

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Kris Halsrud

Kris Halsrud is a Senior Analyst / Developer for Customer FX Corporation.

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