I'm using java 1.70, dbunit-2.4.8, MS sqlserver 2008 and I'm getting this stack trace:
I thought maybe the problem was that I had to use the Microsoft driver instead of the sun driver. The Sun driver seems to connect OK but produces the exception on line 28.
As you can see from my comments, I've tried both the sun and microsoft drivers.
I'd love to know how to use com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerDriver too.
Question #2: Can someone help me make this work with the Microsoft Driver? I cannot seem to get the connection string right and it keeps dying on the call to getConnection.
Exception in thread "main" com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerException: The connection to the host localhost, named instance sqlexpress has failed. Error: "java.net.SocketTimeoutException: Receive timed out". Verify the server and instance names, check that no firewall is blocking UDP traffic to port 1434, and for SQL Server 2005 or later verify that the SQL Server Browser Service is running on the host.
SQL Server Express always installs a named instance (SQLExpress) unless you select a default instance. This behavior differs from SQL Server 2005, which installs a default instance unless a named instance is selected.
Try it without the "\\SQLEXPRESS" part to see if that works.