Search the forum for database string and read some of the topics. Youve changed the database string somewhere and only you will know what it is as it was setup when you setup samba
That said if youve kept it as the default format you shouldbe able to read the topics and work it out
Reinstalling samba wont do anything as the database string is a local setting stored on your PC not in samba so everytime you install it it tries to connect to the string stored on you PC. The only way to reopen that database is to correct the database string
Reading the forum will help as this asked been asked many times and the answer has already been provided, you just need to read up
Are you searching the forum?
The connection string is firstly stored in a text file called settings something, a search on forum will show you where this is.
Also there would be the field in the popup about connection string which lets you change.
Setting up SQL is well documented just search in the forum.
You likely have one of the following problems;
String is wrong and can’t find the database
Firewall or network issues means client can’t see database
User/pass is wrong and can’t access
What are you expecting? We volunteer time to help. There are hundreds of detailed tutorials for connection string issues. You could put an ad for paid support in the AD category as well.
PS I spent 5 seconds to type that search and after 2 minutes found 6-7 discussions on the exact same situation. Another 2 minutes to read them.
You can also check tutorials section. Btw if you really do not like Sambapos because you don’t know how to configure a SQL database then cool there is plenty other POS solutions but do not think we will want to help you more by threatening to not use Sambapos it really just sends negative tone and members won’t want to respond to that.
You have given very little info as to what your issue is other tha ‘I changed the connection string and now it doesnt work’.
I have sumarised the most common connection string issues;
But without more info how can we offer sugestions.
Was it working before with SQL express?
Is SQL on this machine or another on the network?
What is your current connection string?
Can you connect with MSSQL Manager?
The list goes on of questions which could be asked.
You have got 3 experianced Samba users replying to your post.
As kendash said what are you expecting us to say? We are trying to help but its hard when all we know is your getting a connection string message which could be many many things without any additional info.
SambaPOS and SQL buth work and are tried and tested meaning that whatever your problem is is user error, we are trying to help but help us to help you…
No need, it’s solved. Well at least this one. SQL can connect to Samba, didn’t put the connection string yet, but maybe I don’t need to as the printer problem might not be able to get solved with Samba and I’ll need to buy another POS program.
The printer problem is a Taiwanese issue, a registered Taiwan only dot-matrix printer. For tax purpose. The manufacturer told me that there need to be a program module written in C+ or C++ to connect the POS with the printer. Simple old style printer, no driver, big problem. Even though it’s a COM port printer, even compatible with Epson ESC/POS it won’t work from within Samba.
Oh, and I need to mention I need Chinese BIG5 in Samba.