SQL Server Compact Edition Connection Manager Editor (All Page)

Use the SQL Server Compact Edition Connection Manager dialog box to specify properties for connecting to a SQL Server Compact database.

To learn more about the SQL Server Compact Edition connection manager, see SQL Server Compact Edition Connection Manager.

AutoShrink Threshold

Specify the amount of free space, as a percentage, that is allowed in the SQL Server Compact database before the autoshrink process runs.

Default Lock Escalation

Specify the number of database locks that the SQL Server Compact database acquires before it tries to escalate locks.

Default Lock Timeout

Specify the default interval, in milliseconds, that a transaction will wait for a lock.

Flush Interval

Specify the interval, in seconds, between committed transactions to flush data to disk.

Locale Identifier

Specify the Locale ID (LCID) of the SQL Server Compact database.

Max Buffer Size

Specify the maximum amount of memory, in kilobytes, that SQL Server Compact uses before flushing data to disk.

Max Database Size

Specify the maximum size, in megabytes, of the SQL Server Compact database.


Specify the file mode in which to open the SQL Server Compact database. The default value for this property is Read Write.

The Mode option has four values, as described in the following table.



Read Only

Specifies read-only access to the database.

Read Write

Specifies read/write permission to the database.


Specifies exclusive access to the database.

Shared Read

Specifies that other users can read from the database at the same time.

Persist Security Info

Specify whether security information is returned as part of the connection string. The default value for this option is False.

Temp File Directory

Specify the location of the SQL Server Compact temporary database file.

Data Source

Specify the name of the SQL Server Compact database.


Enter the password for the SQL Server Compact database.

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