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Apr
23
5 months ago
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Replied to Image Upload Validation

I think you're looking for nullable. https://laravel.com/docs/7.x/validation#a-note-on-optional-fields

So, 'images' => 'nullable|mimes:jpeg,png,jpg,gif,svg',

Sometimes only works when the variable is not part of the request array, in your case it's there but null.

Apr
02
5 months ago
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Awarded Best Reply on Microsoft Azure SQL Server

For the poor sucker who finds this thread later on in life. My solution was to use the URL method. I kept all the DB config with username, host, password, dbname etc, but added the following item to my .env which apparently overwrites the default connection string.

DB_URL="sqlsrv;charset=UTF-8;host=the.server.url.windows.net;dbname=thedatabasename"

That did the trick. Not sure why it didn't build that connection string by itself, but there you have it.

FYI, for SEO purposes, my error prior to getting the fix was "Adaptive Server connection failed"

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Replied to Microsoft Azure SQL Server

For the poor sucker who finds this thread later on in life. My solution was to use the URL method. I kept all the DB config with username, host, password, dbname etc, but added the following item to my .env which apparently overwrites the default connection string.

DB_URL="sqlsrv;charset=UTF-8;host=the.server.url.windows.net;dbname=thedatabasename"

That did the trick. Not sure why it didn't build that connection string by itself, but there you have it.

FYI, for SEO purposes, my error prior to getting the fix was "Adaptive Server connection failed"

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Replied to Microsoft Azure SQL Server

What is odd is that the following totally works. But I can't get the regular connection in laravel.

try {    
    $hostname = 'your_host_name.database.windows.net';
    $dbname = 'database_name';
    $username = 'database_user';
    $pwd = 'database_password';
 
    $pdo = new PDO ("dblib:version=8.0;charset=UTF-8;host={$hostname};dbname={$dbname}", $username, $pwd);
    $query = "SELECT * FROM location";
    $statement = $pdo->prepare($query);
    $statement->execute();
    
    $results = $statement->fetchAll(PDO::FETCH_ASSOC);
    var_dump($results);
 
} catch (PDOException $e) {
    echo "Failed to get DB handle: " . $e->getMessage() . "\n";
    exit;
}
Apr
01
5 months ago
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Replied to Microsoft Azure SQL Server

Will do. But to be clear, this isn't MySQL this is SQL Server.

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Replied to Microsoft Azure SQL Server

No, I don't have SSL enabled. That I'm aware of anyways.

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Started a new Conversation Microsoft Azure SQL Server

Can't figure out how to get connected to a microsoft sql server with laravel.

Have the configuration set up with correct credentials, hostname and port - and can connect from SQL management server but can't connect with Laravel. I get ....

Adaptive Server connection failed (myservername.database.windows.net:1433)

I'm pretty sure it's an Azure SQL server, but I've never connected to one with Laravel. When I check my php -m on Homestead, I see that pdo_dblib is there, so I'm not sure what the issue could be. Anyone have any ideas or next steps for troubleshooting?