Connect to SQL Server Database
Configure Calibration Control to connect to a SQL Server
After creating the Ape database on your SQL Server, follow these instructions to connect your Ape software to that SQL database.
Start Configuration Wizard
Start the Network Configuration Wizard when running Ape software for the first time and selecting [MS SQL Server] as the default database type.
. . . then click [Yes] . . .
. . . or, if already connected to an MS Access database, select the 'SQL Connect' option from the Utilities group in the App Utilities tab.
Either method (above) displays the following dialog. Click the [Next] button . . .
Enter the fully qualified name into the Server Name field, confirm the database name, and click the [Test Connection] button to confirm that you have entered the correct connection information. When successful, the [Next] button will enable.
Then click the [Launch] button . . .
Sign-In to SQL Server
After entering the correct connection settings, Calibration Control will restart and you will be required to provide SQL Server sign-in credentials.
Contact Ape if you need help.
Restarting the Process
This entire process (above) creates a config file in the Settings folder on the computer where the Ape software application is running. Therefore, if a mistake is made during the process the best way to restart from scratch is to delete the config file and begin again. Do this by . . .
- Close the Ape Software application
Opening the Settings folder, which is usually found at:
C:\Users\Public\Documents\Ape Software\Calibration Control
- Delete the general.config file (or, for advanced users, whatever config file required)
- Re-start at the top of this page
If needed, refer to the help topic on Troubleshooting a SQL Server Connection.
Last updated: 3 Jan 2017