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This documentation is for the legacy Izenda 6 product. Documentation for the new Izenda 7 product can be found at https://www.izenda.com/docs/


ConnectionStringRW is one of the Izenda Driver's properties, which enables users to have Read-Write access permission to a Database. Below is a sample global.asax using the ConnectionStringRW setting. The code block will appear within tags within global.asax

Global.asax (C♯)

 public class CustomAdHocConfig : FileSystemAdHocConfig {
    public static void InitializeReporting() {
      //Check to see if we've already initialized.
      if (HttpContext.Current.Session == null || HttpContext.Current.Session["ReportingInitialized"] != null)
      //Initialize System
      AdHocSettings.LicenseKey = "INSERT_LICENSE_KEY_HERE";
      AdHocSettings.SqlServerConnectionString = "INSERT_CONNECTION_STRING_HERE";
      AdHocContext.Driver.ConnectionStringRW = "INSERT_CONNECTION_STRING_HERE";   // ConnectionStringRW was used

Global.asax (VB.NET)

'main class: inherits DatabaseAdHocConfig or FileSystemAdHocConfig
Public Class CustomAdHocConfig
    Inherits Izenda.AdHoc.DatabaseAdHocConfig

    Shared Sub InitializeReporting()
        'Check to see if we've already initialized
        If HttpContext.Current.Session Is Nothing OrElse HttpContext.Current.Session("ReportingInitialized") IsNot Nothing Then
        'Initialize System
        AdHocSettings.LicenseKey = "INSERT_LICENSE_KEY_HERE"
        AdHocSettings.SqlServerConnectionString = "INSERT_CONNECTION_STRING_HERE"
        AdHocContext.Driver.ConnectionStringRW = "INSERT_CONNECTION_STRING_HERE"

    End Sub

End Class

Though ConnectionStringRW doesn't require Fusion, if you want to use Fusion together with ConnectionStringRW, read-only connection strings should be used everywhere in Fusion/DB initialization, and assign read/write connection string here:

FusionDriver fd = new FusionDriver();
      fd.AddConnection("_alias_", FusionConnectionType.MsSql, "_read_only_connection_string_");
      AdHocContext.Driver = fd;
      AdHocSettings.AdHocConfig = new CustomAdHocConfig();
      ((DatabaseAdHocConfig) AdHocSettings.AdHocConfig).SavedReportsDriver = new MSSQLDriver("_read_only_connection_string_");
      ((DatabaseAdHocConfig) AdHocSettings.AdHocConfig).SavedReportsDriver.ConnectionStringRW = "_read/write_connection_string_";

How ConnectionStringRW works

1) If ConnectionStringRW is not assigned, Izenda uses Driver.ConnectionString for all operations against DB

2) If ConnectionStringRW is also assigned, then Izenda will

---a) Use Driver.ConnectionString for Read-Only operations against DB, thus Driver.ConnectionString can have ReadOnly access to the DB

---b) Use Driver.ConnectionStringRW for Read-Write operations. At this moment this includes only following:

- Create Reports table if it doesn't exist

- Create/Update/Delete Thumbnails in Reports table in Database mode

- Create/Update/Delete Forms in Reports table in Database mode

- Create/Save/Delete ReportSets in Reports table in Database mode


ConnectionStringRW can always be used. The general case is as a safety improvement - if your site specifies ConnectionStringRW, and uses read-only DB account for usual Driver.ConnectionString, you can be sure that users will not be able to modify anything in DB by any means such as SQL injections.