Of course we first look at the flagship, SQL Server provider. A typical Connection string SQL Server looks like this:
provider=SQLOLEDB;data source=EM_SERVER\VSdotNET;initial catalog=eLandBill;password=svcslave;persist security info=true;user id=sa;workstation id=EM_SERVER;packet size=4096
Note that if we were using the SqlConnection class the Provider=SQLOLEDB element would not be used. Also if an element (or property) is missing it will use the default setting. We’ve already gone over most of these settings (when we looked at the Data Link Properties page). Just for completeness, I’ll summarize them again here:
Provider— This is the name of the OLEDB data provider, in this case SQLOLEDB is the name of SQL Server ...