How to setup SQL EXPRESS database connection
This chapter will show you how you can connect to your own MSSQL Express or MSSQL Server through
SQL EXPRESS connection. Via MSSQL it is possible to connect to different types of database servers.
If the connection is successful, you can import contacts from your database to the Ozeki Bulk Messenger Software.
Step 1 - Create new database connectionThis is the very first step you have to do to create a new database connection. First you need to click on the Create new database connection button.
Step 2 - Type of databaseOzeki Bulk Messenger software solution gives you the opportunity to connect to different types of database servers.
In the following figure you can see on which button you need to click to install a new SQLExpress connection.
Step 3 - Database connection detailsThere are two possible ways for giving the details: you can give the data below the General menu, or you can give the connection string below the Advanced menu. In case you give the connection string, it overwrites the data given below the General menu. In this example we give the connection string under the Advanced menu: Server=DESKTOP-4SIRROH\SQLEXPRESS; Database=ozeki; User Id=sa; Password=qwe123;
If the connection is successful, a green tick will appear under State.
The event log will show you if you have connected successfully.
Step 4 - Testing the database connectionIf you click to the Test button, you can give the database table in which you store your contact lists.
Click to the Execute button to list the phone numbers that are stored in the given database's table.