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Accessing Application Configuration Settings from SQL CLR

Recently, one of my peers asked a question regarding the ability of SQL CLR classes to read configuration data from an Application Configuration file. After doing some quick Google searches on the topic, I came up with a couple of links that indicated the potential, but no concrete HOWTO on getting it all wired up.

Now, I don’t want to debate whether this makes good architectural sense to store static settings in the file system when you’re already working inside a database management system that could just as easily save these settings to a table. A scenario that you might leverage this capability is to re-use an existing Application Configuration file, specifically, the <appSettings> element from an already built and working assembly from another application. 

This article also uncoves a bug in the SQL CLR implementation that if you don’t know about it you will have issues reading the settings.

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Posted on Monday, May 15, 2006 5:22 AM | Back to top

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