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Application Name="Red Gate Software - SQL Tools"

Postby cvillard » Wed May 23, 2012 1:35 pm

I installed SQL Tools for Visual Studio some time ago but uninstalled after trying it out.

I noticed today that when I was creating a new project and working on th web.config that I find the following located in my connection string.

Application Name="Red Gate Software - SQL Tools"

I removed this and updated my database and went back to the web.config and a new connection string was created with the same Application name again.

Can anyone assist with why this is happening?
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Postby eddie davis » Fri May 25, 2012 10:45 am


Thank you for post into the forum.

Sadly I am totally confused has to how you have the following in your connection string:
Application Name="Red Gate Software - SQL Tools"

I have our SQL tools installed and created a new web project in VS2010. Looked at the properties for the web.config and there is no entry like the one above.

The only workaround I can suggest, is to locate the template that creates the web.config and check it's properties.

Many Thanks
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Red Gate Software Ltd
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Postby cvillard » Fri May 25, 2012 1:22 pm

I also want to note, after seeing your reply I tried a bunch of different tasks within VS and this occurs when I use a LINQ to SQL (dbml) document and drop onto it (from Server Explorer) a table. When I then view the config again, this line appears.

<add name="ConnectionString" connectionString="Data Source=localhost\\SQLEXPRESS;Initial Catalog=SyncDB;Integrated Security=True;Pooling=False;Application Name=&quot;Red Gate Software - SQL Tools&quot;"
providerName="System.Data.SqlClient" />
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