Connection parameters and connection strings

When connecting to a database, the client application uses a set of connection parameters to define the connection. Connection parameters specify information such as the database server name, the database name, and the user ID. For a list of all supported connection parameters, see Connection parameters.

Each connection parameter specifies a keyword-value pair of the form parameter=value. The following example specifies the password connection parameter for the default password:

 Connection parameters passed as connection strings
 Representing connection strings in the documentation
 See also

Common connection scenarios
Connection parameter syntax rules