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How to run a C# and SQL server database program on a clients pc. Is there any way that the program can use to connect to its .bak file located to where the .exe file is of the program

What I have tried:

Its actually my first time doing something like this
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Updated 14-Apr-21 6:18am

SQL Server needs to be installed on a server on the client's network, and the .bak file restored to it.

Your application then connects to that instance of SQL Server, so that all users see the same data.
   
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Martin Harawa 14-Apr-21 10:53am
   
On sqlconnection string what should i use
Richard Deeming 14-Apr-21 10:58am
   
Depends on how the SQL Server instance is set up, and how you want to connect:
Microsoft SqlClient Data Provider for SQL Server Connection Strings - ConnectionStrings.com[^]
Take a look at this sql-server-tutorial[^]

As Richard pointed out SQL Server is usually not installed on a Client PC, but it is possible nevertheless to have a standalone combined Client / Server installation.
I would not recommend SQL Server for beginners as it is quite complicated, if your needs are simple see: best-databases-for-a-small-net-application[^]
   

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