connection string for SQL Server Express 2008

Anybody can tell me the connection string for SQL Server Express 2008? the doc says something like this: “server,port:database” but TDM actually complain the format.

Looks like power designer is better than TDM at least I can start doing something with a little look up. there is no ODBC connection with TDM and no much help from somewhere. I expect my company will be a new customer of Sybase PowerDesigner.


TDM supports only ADO connection to reverse from MS SQL Server db.
It is documented in detail. Please see the Help file, Databases and select MS SQL 2000 (same steps as for MS SQL 2008), Reverse Engineering.
During the connecting, you need to select a provider, a server and enter information to log on server, select a database.

If you have any questions, please write me back. Thanks.


Vladka + TDM Team