I have created a LocalDB that I can work with in MS sqlserver management studio 2014, linqpad, and visual studio 2013.
Here is the part of the "connection property" dialog in SSMS which shows the server name:
I would like to be able to connect to this database from within excel. The problem is that the "Data Connection Wizard" in Excel, fails to connect.
Here, I have typed in the same server name as was given from "connection properties" in SSMS....
And here is the error I get...
Can excel connect to a localDB at all? I know it CAN connect to sql-server databases. Is there some limitation about LocalDB that prevents this? I thought the whole point of LocalDB was to allow development without the effort of setting up a standalone database.
Is there an alternative way to connect? Or does my server name require some annoying modification?