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AskSQLTeam
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Posted - 03/30/2006 :  09:20:31  Show Profile  Visit AskSQLTeam's Homepage
robert writes "Hi,

How do I connect to the named instance on localhost using isql or osql?

i tried:
osql -S <servername> -d <db name> -E ( this works for local db)

for named instance, i tried:
osql -S <servername\named_instance> -d <db name> -E (it doesn't work)

Any help would be appreciated. Thx!
R-"

robvolk
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Posted - 03/30/2006 :  09:21:42  Show Profile  Visit robvolk's Homepage
You can use (local) (parentheses required) or a single period . without parentheses, both refer to the default local instance:

osql -S(local)

...or...

osql -S.
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robvolk
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Posted - 03/30/2006 :  09:29:28  Show Profile  Visit robvolk's Homepage
Ugh, that's is what happens when I don't have my coffee, for NAMED INSTANCES the following works:

osql -S(local)\instancename

...or...

osql -S.\instancename
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