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I'm connected to database. I use db by Management Studio 2012 Express. Can I check connection string by click something in Management Studio?

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Within SSMS, I'm not sure there's an easy way to do that. But a simple query will return you the information (without the password of a connection string, obviously):

    'data source=' + @@servername +
    ';initial catalog=' + db_name() +
    case type_desc
        when 'WINDOWS_LOGIN' 
            then ';trusted_connection=true'
            ';user id=' + suser_name()
from sys.server_principals
where name = suser_name()

Note, db_name() will return the current database name if there is no parameter specified, so that is dependent on your current scope.

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This ws exactly what I needed. Thanks. – user42318 Jul 7 '14 at 15:32
just for info: in SSMS 2010, the view sys.server_principals doesn't exist yet. But we can use the table syslogin (if I recall correctly) – Hoàng Long Oct 1 at 5:54

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