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The Connection String Property has not been initialized

The Connection String Property has not been initialized

The Connection String Property has not been initialized

I get the error in the subject when trying to run the code below.  I am new to vb.net and am trying to convert and access database to vb.net. I am trying to bind a form to this query.   Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
        Dim CN As New SqlConnection
        Dim CNstring As String = _
                 "DATA SOURCE = \\CTIDATA; INITIAL CATALOG = JOBS; " & _
                 "Integrated Security = True"

        CNstring = InputBox( _
             "Please enter a Connection String", _
             "CONNECTION STRING", CNstring)
        If CNstring.Trim = "" Then Exit Sub

            If CN.State = ConnectionState.Open Then
                MsgBox("Workstation " & CN.WorkstationID & _
                       " connected to database " & CN.Database & _
                       " on the " & CN.DataSource & " server")
            End If

        Catch ex As Exception
            MsgBox( _
            vbCrLf & ex.Message)

        End Try

        Dim CMD As New SqlCommand( _
                      "SELECT tblAccounting.PaymentTerms, tblAccounting.[FIELD PAYROLLS], tblAccounting.[TAX EXEMPT], tblAccounting.[TAX APPLIES], tblCustomer.*, tblEngineerCompany.*, " & _
                     "tblJobDetails.*, tblJobReqs.*, tblSubcontractDetails.*, tblDatesHours.* " & _
            "FROM         tblJobCustomerID INNER JOIN " & _
                     "tblCustomer ON tblJobCustomerID.CustomerID = tblCustomer.CustomerID INNER JOIN " & _
                      "tblJobDetails ON tblJobCustomerID.JobNoCus = tblJobDetails.JobNo INNER JOIN " & _
                      "tblDatesHours ON tblJobDetails.JobNo = tblDatesHours.JobNoDH INNER JOIN " & _
                      "tblAccounting ON tblJobDetails.JobNo = tblAccounting.JobNoAcct INNER JOIN " & _
                      "tblJobEngineerID ON tblJobDetails.JobNo = tblJobEngineerID.JobNoEng INNER JOIN " & _
                      "tblEngineerCompany ON tblJobEngineerID.EngineerCompanyID = tblEngineerCompany.EngineerCompanyID INNER JOIN " & _
                      "tblJobReqs ON tblJobDetails.JobNo = tblJobReqs.JobNoReq CROSS JOIN " & _
                      "tblSubcontractDetails ", CN)
        Dim Count As Integer
        Count = CMD.ExecuteScalar
        If CN.State = ConnectionState.Open Then CN.Close()

RE: The Connection String Property has not been initialized

You haven't assigned the CnString to the CN object.
you need something to the effect of:


Cn.ConnectionString = CnString

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