Connect to SQLExpress database

Dec 19, 2009 at 6:09 PM

Is it possible to connect to a SQLExpress database instance?

Dec 19, 2009 at 8:03 PM

The connection string is just a standard format connection string. There is nothing that I can think of that would cause the generated code to not connect to SQL Express. In the background, the generated code simply opens up data connections and such. They are just standard database calls. SQL Express should work just fine. If you have any issues connecting or using the tool, please let me know.

Jan 16, 2010 at 10:52 AM


I'm using nHydrate for the first time and hae SQLExpress 2008 as the only DB available. I didn't have a problem.

However the dialogues that are used don't seem to "find" the databases, you have to manually type  (local)\SQLEXPRESS

and work out your own connectionstring for the examples