I am running a SQL Server Express 10.50.4000.0 on my machine. I have enabled on the TCP/IP and made sure the port is set to 1433. I have added an exception in my firewall for 1433. The server service is running. I have tried localhost and the computer name and both give the same error. When i try localhostSQLEXPRESS or [USER-PC]SQLEXPRESS I received an error saying it could not find the database.
String driverName = "net.sourceforge.jtds.jdbc.Driver"; Class.forName(driverName); String serverName = "localhost"; String instanceName = "ALLEN-PC\SQLEXPRESS"; String serverPort = "1433"; String database = serverName +":" + serverPort+"/"+instanceName; String url = "jdbc:jtds:sqlserver://" + database; String username = "sa"; String password = "password"; connection = DriverManager.getConnection(url, username, password);
I receive the error:
Could not connect to the database Network error IOException: Connection refused: connect
with no additional context to investigate.
Your connection string needs to be in this format. Found here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms378428(v=sql.110).aspx