Encrypting a direct database connection string

Posted by: bill on 24 March 2020, 12:20 am EST

  • Posted 24 March 2020, 12:20 am EST

    I am concerned about having the connection string properties in RDLX files with customers using the End User Report Designer. I looked at this article:


    It is a good way for hiding the connection string in the report designer, but it is still stored in the RDLX file. Is there a way to store it encrypted in the RDLX file?

    We do not use a Report Server so the Shared Data Sources are not an option for us. We are using AR12, but could upgrade to AR14 if needed.
  • Replied 24 March 2020, 4:00 pm EST

    Hello Bill,

    You can use the local shared datasource to achieve your requirements. Please refer to the following link:

    You can refer to the "Nwind.rdsx" file at the following location to know more about how to create local shared datasource.
    ~\Documents\GrapeCity Samples\ActiveReports 12\Data

  • Replied 24 March 2020, 10:45 pm EST

    Thanks, I believe this will meet our needs
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