Configureless connections

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  1. Eddie Conner
    Eddie Conner avatar
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    Member since:
    Dec 2009

    Posted 21 Jul 2010 Link to this post

    Is it possible to set the database connections in code and not use them in the config file? Also, can the connections be switched between different databases via code? For example, one client uses MS SQL and another wants to use MySQL.
  2. Damyan Bogoev
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    Posted 22 Jul 2010 Link to this post

    Hello Eddie Conner,

    Yes it is possible to set the database connection in the code. You should instantiate the OpenAccessContext instance using the following approach:

    string connectionString = @"data source=.\SQLEXPRESS;initial catalog=Northwind;integrated security=True";
    BackendConfiguration backend = new BackendConfiguration();
    backend.Backend = "mssql";
    MetadataSource metadataSource = XmlMetadataSource.FromAssemblyResource("NorthwindModel.rlinq");
    using (NorthwindContext context = new NorthwindContext(connectionString, backend, metadataSource))

    We have prepared a sample application which demonstrates this scenario.
    Hope that helps. Do not hesitate to write again if you have more questions.

    Best wishes,
    Damyan Bogoev
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