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OdbcConnection.DataSource Property

Gets the server name or file name of the data source.

Namespace:  System.Data.Odbc
Assembly:  System.Data (in System.Data.dll)

[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public override string DataSource { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The server name or file name of the data source. The default value is an empty string ("") until the connection is opened.

Retrieving the DataSource property is equivalent to calling the ODBC function SQLGetInfo with the InfoType parameter set to SQL_SERVER_NAME.

The following example creates an OdbcConnection and displays the backend data source name.


public void CreateOdbcConnection() 
{
    string connectionString = "Driver={SQL Native Client};Server=(local);Trusted_Connection=Yes;Database=AdventureWorks;";

    using (OdbcConnection connection = new OdbcConnection(connectionString))
    {
        connection.Open();
        Console.WriteLine("ServerVersion: " + connection.ServerVersion
            + "\nDatabase: " + connection.Database);

        // The connection is automatically closed at 
        // the end of the Using block.
    }
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
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