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hi when i am trying to connect with dabase its showing error. even i have installed the microsoft engine 12.0 currently i am working with visual stuio 2012 and backend sql server 2008.

here is my code for sql

If Trim(UsernameTextBox.Text) = "" Or Trim(PasswordTextBox.Text) = "" Then
          MsgBox("Please Enter Both Fields!", vbInformation, "Note")
          Dim sql = "SELECT * FROM tblUser WHERE username = '" & SafeSqlLiteral(UsernameTextBox.Text, 2) & "' AND password = '" & SafeSqlLiteral(PasswordTextBox.Text, 2) & "'"

          Dim cmd = New OleDbCommand(sql, con)
          Dim dr As OleDbDataReader = cmd.ExecuteReader

              If dr.Read = False Then
                  MsgBox("Login Failed!", vbCritical, "Note")
                  MsgBox("Login Successful!", vbInformation, "Note")
                  frmMain.status.Items(0).Text = "Login as : " & Trim(UsernameTextBox.Text)
                  Dim datenow As Date = Now
                  frmMain.status.Items(2).Text = "Date and Time : " & datenow.ToString("MMMM dd, yyyy") & " " & TimeOfDay
              End If
          Catch ex As Exception

          End Try

      End If

What I have tried:

i have tried to connect with back end database to access the data once login is succesful.
Updated 7-Aug-16 19:57pm
an0ther1 8-Aug-16 1:25am    

Please improve your question by indicating where you receive the error message - at a guess I would suggest it is when you hit the line "con.Open()"
If so the issue is with your connection string - refer to SQL Connection Strings for a valid connection string for SQL Server - you do not need Microsoft Engine 12.0 as pretty much every version of Windows since XP has come with out-of-the-box support for SQL.
Kind Regards
Maciej Los 8-Aug-16 1:36am    
How "con" variable is defined? Use Reply widget
Member 12650438 8-Aug-16 1:39am    
-- code has been deleted --
this is the complete code Maciej los
Maciej Los 8-Aug-16 1:43am    
Do not post code in comment. Instead of it, Improve your question!

Seems, a "con" object/variable has been nowhere defined.
Member 12650438 8-Aug-16 4:05am    
wher is it to be defined

1 solution

2 things:
1) a con object has been nowhere defined!
2) do not use string concatenation to build sql query. Intead of it, use parametrized queries.

For further details, please see:
SqlConnection Class (System.Data.SqlClient)[^]
SqlCommand Constructor (String, SqlConnection) (System.Data.SqlClient)[^]
SqlParameterCollection.Add Method (String, SqlDbType, Int32) (System.Data.SqlClient)[^]
SQL Server connection strings -[^]

string connectionString = "Your connection string here!";
string commandText = "SELECT * FROM YourTable WHERE Field1 = @param1 AND Field2 = @param2";

using (SqlConnection connection = new SqlConnection(connectionString))
    SqlCommand command = new SqlCommand(commandText, connection);
    command.Parameters.Add("@param1", SqlDbType.NVarChar, 50);
    command.Parameters["@param1"].Value = "user1";
    command.Parameters.Add("@param2", SqlDbType.NVarChar, 50);
    command.Parameters["@param2"].Value = "password";

        //execute command here!

    catch (Exception ex)
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Member 12650438 8-Aug-16 4:02am    
could you pls change my code with rectifying the issue.
Maciej Los 8-Aug-16 4:06am    
Sorry, but i can't. It's your job. When someone else will do the job for you, you'll never gain appropriate knowledge.
ridoy 8-Aug-16 6:32am    
Great one, 5!
Maciej Los 8-Aug-16 7:43am    
Thank you.

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