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Created by Pete Duncanson 16 Nov 2016, 13:20:06 Updated by Owain Williams 28 Jun 2018, 07:30:14
Had the issue today where I tried to connect to SQLExpress but I had the slash in the hostname wrong:
127.0.0.1/SQLExpress rather than 127.0.0.1\SQLExpress
Wondered if a little check to see if forward slashes are in the hostname a message could be shown saying "you appear to have forward slashes instead of backslashes (which is more common for hostnames), intentional?". For bonus points have a link to convert it or even correct it when trying to connect if it detects slashes in the name?
This is part of helping people get past the boring stuff and into the good stuff quickly and smoothly (and showing that "hey Umbraco has your back baby")
BTW I might have the name of "hostname" wrong, the sites installed now so can't recreate so doing it off memory.
I'll have a look in to this. :)
Oh wow, this is an old one. Good work Owin on getting stuck in. Should be an "easy" ish on but also helpful :)
Yip, it's an old one but I thought I might as well give it a bash. Lets me have a dig around the install process if nothing else.
@owaingdwilliams be sure to use the correct checks for MySQL / MSSQL :)
Or at least make sure only to implement the validation @peteduncanson mentions for MSSQL
I guess I better get reading about what the correct checks are :) @SorenG
Is there a way to run the install process multiple times to allow for testing?
@owaingdwilliams I believe if you remove the umbraco version number (set it to an empty string) in the web.config then that will kick off the whole install all over again.
@peteduncanson Cheers! I'll give that a go.
@owaingdwilliams saw this today and thought of this case:
wonder if there is a similar thing for V7? Might help you if so?
Thanks @peteduncanson - really needing to find time to look in to this.
Priority: Up for grabs
Type: Feature (request)
Backwards Compatible: True
Due in version: