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Connection string "Sitefinity" could not be found in config files.

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  1. Brian
    Brian avatar
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    11 May 2012
    11 May 2012
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    Hello All,

    I am getting this error when trying to install Sitefinity 4.4

    "Connection string "Sitefinity" could not be found in config files."

    I answered all of the database install questions, and then get this error when press next in the set up process.


    Complete Error:

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    Connection string "Sitefinity" could not be found in config files.

    Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

    Exception Details: Telerik.Sitefinity.Data.Decorators.ConnectionNotFoundException: Connection string "Sitefinity" could not be found in config files.

    Source Error:

    [No relevant source lines]

    Source File: c:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\Temporary ASP.NET Files\root\21c09194\ab8f87e8\App_Web_telerik.sitefinity.resources.pages.startup.aspx.f785aa1a.n623sm7e.0.cs    Line: 0

    Stack Trace:

    [ConnectionNotFoundException: Connection string "Sitefinity" could not be found in config files.]
       Telerik.Sitefinity.Data.OA.OpenAccessConnection.GetConnectionStringSettings(String connectionStringName, Boolean safeMode) +104
       Telerik.Sitefinity.Data.OA.OpenAccessConnection.InitializeProvider(IOpenAccessMetadataProvider provider, String connectionName, Boolean safeMode) +48
       Telerik.Sitefinity.Data.Decorators.OpenAccessDecorator.InitializeDatabase(DataProviderBase dataProvider, NameValueCollection config) +102
       Telerik.Sitefinity.Data.Decorators.OpenAccessDecorator.Initialize(String providerName, NameValueCollection config, Type managerType) +17
       Telerik.Sitefinity.Data.DataProviderBase.Initialize(String providerName, NameValueCollection config, Type managerType, Boolean initializeDecorator) +1173
       Telerik.Sitefinity.Security.Data.MembershipDataProvider.Initialize(String providerName, NameValueCollection config, Type managerType) +2264
       Telerik.Sitefinity.Web.UI.Backend.StartupWizard.CreateInstantProvider(String providerName, String connectionString, ConfigElementDictionary`2 providers) +567
       Telerik.Sitefinity.Web.UI.Backend.StartupWizard.GetMembershipProvider() +72
       Telerik.Sitefinity.Web.UI.Backend.AdministratorPane.CreateChildControls() +1792
       System.Web.UI.Control.EnsureChildControls() +102
       System.Web.UI.WebControls.CompositeControl.get_Controls() +15
       System.Web.UI.Control.LoadChildViewStateByIndex(ArrayList childState) +24
       System.Web.UI.Control.LoadViewStateRecursive(Object savedState) +225
       System.Web.UI.Control.LoadChildViewStateByIndex(ArrayList childState) +148
       System.Web.UI.Control.LoadViewStateRecursive(Object savedState) +225
       System.Web.UI.Control.LoadChildViewStateByIndex(ArrayList childState) +148
       System.Web.UI.Control.LoadViewStateRecursive(Object savedState) +225
       System.Web.UI.Control.LoadChildViewStateByIndex(ArrayList childState) +148
       System.Web.UI.Control.LoadViewStateRecursive(Object savedState) +225
       System.Web.UI.Control.LoadChildViewStateByIndex(ArrayList childState) +148
       System.Web.UI.Control.LoadViewStateRecursive(Object savedState) +225
       System.Web.UI.Control.LoadChildViewStateByIndex(ArrayList childState) +148
       System.Web.UI.Control.LoadViewStateRecursive(Object savedState) +225
       System.Web.UI.Control.LoadChildViewStateByIndex(ArrayList childState) +148
       System.Web.UI.Control.LoadViewStateRecursive(Object savedState) +225
       System.Web.UI.Control.LoadChildViewStateByIndex(ArrayList childState) +148
       System.Web.UI.Control.LoadViewStateRecursive(Object savedState) +225
       System.Web.UI.Page.LoadAllState() +312
       System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint) +8387
       System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequest(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint) +253
       System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequest() +78
       System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestWithNoAssert(HttpContext context) +21
       System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequest(HttpContext context) +49
       ASP.sfres_telerik_sitefinity_resources_pages_startup_aspx.ProcessRequest(HttpContext context) in c:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\Temporary ASP.NET Files\root\21c09194\ab8f87e8\App_Web_telerik.sitefinity.resources.pages.startup.aspx.f785aa1a.n623sm7e.0.cs:0
       System.Web.CallHandlerExecutionStep.System.Web.HttpApplication.IExecutionStep.Execute() +100
       System.Web.HttpApplication.ExecuteStep(IExecutionStep step, Boolean& completedSynchronously) +75
    
  2. Siddesh Kapadi
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    12 May 2012
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    Hi Brian,

    Find the connection string at location App_data\Sitefinity\Configuration\dataConfig.config

    If you dint find here, please create new and name it as sitefinity.


    Regards,
    Siddesh Kapadi
  3. Brian
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    12 May 2012
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    Hi,

    The problem was that the file dataConfig.config  was not created at all for some reason it was missing.  Do you know why?

    I made a new one and now it works.  But, why was it not there or why was it not created?

    Now my issue now is that SF is not saving User data into the database.

    I go through the setup wizard and set up an admin account.

    Then it takes me to the login page.

    I log in but it says not valid.

    I look at the database table users and there is no user data saved in the database at all.

    So no users were created during set up so can't login .

    Why is this happening and how do I fix it?

    So far I spend 5-6 hours trying to figure out how to fix this issue.

    I am not getting any errors too.

    Thanks for all of your help,

    Brian Davis
  4. Siddesh Kapadi
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    Hi Brian,

    No idea why the user data is not saved. Please check the folder permisions where you are creating the site. May be it might help you.

    Regards,
    Siddesh Kapadi
  5. Darrin Robertson
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    18 Jul 2004
    28 Dec 2013
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    For those that look up this error.
    One reason can be that your web config has the telerik section uncommented and you have the config storage mode set to be the database.
    Looks like you can start a new site that way.

    <telerik>
        <sitefinity>
          <sitefinityConfig storageMode="Database" />
        </sitefinity>
      </telerik>
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