If you receive a ***DATABASE CONNECTION ERROR*** when logging into the application, or when performing a task in the application, there is an issue with your network.

This error means the application cannot connect to the SQL database. This has nothing to do with the application. It means the network is denying access to the database. If this is happening intermittently, it means the network flaky.

Solution

  • Analyze your network, looking for a bad piece of hardware on the network. For example, a bad or intermittent network card on the network can produce a broadcast storm that will effectively bring communication down.