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milts
Pyrite | Level 9

I'm having trouble connecting to a SQL Server 2016 DB when the string password is encoded.

 

This works.

libname test2 odbc noprompt="server=SRV;Driver=SQL Server;uid=sa;pwd=mypwd;database=DB";

 

But this doesn't work.

libname test2 odbc noprompt="server=SRV;Driver=SQL Server;uid=sa;pwd='{SASENC}12345F';database=DB";

 

Appreciate any help. Thank you very much!

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SASKiwi
PROC Star

What's your error message?

 

There's an old SAS Note that says you can't use encrypted passwords in connection strings:

 

http://support.sas.com/kb/31/602.html

 

Don't know if it is still the case or not. Maybe you could try moving the user and password outside of NOPROMPT in separate parameters as encryption in the PASSWORD parameter is allowed.

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SASKiwi
PROC Star

What's your error message?

 

There's an old SAS Note that says you can't use encrypted passwords in connection strings:

 

http://support.sas.com/kb/31/602.html

 

Don't know if it is still the case or not. Maybe you could try moving the user and password outside of NOPROMPT in separate parameters as encryption in the PASSWORD parameter is allowed.

milts
Pyrite | Level 9

You are correct it seems including the encoded password does not work in the connection string. I had to do a manual work around that picks up the password from a file while supressing the log when assigning the librefs.

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