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Umbraco 9 | No Web.Config | Where is the Connection String?

If you aren't experienced with .Net Core you will notice a number of major differences to .Net MVC and some things will seem very strange. The first thing you may notice is that there is no longer a web config.

No web.config? So where do I find the connection string?

So if there is no longer a web.config file then where are all the app settings and the connection string stored.

I will keep this blog article short and simple point you in the right direction.

App settings and connection strings are now stored in a json file in the project root. (appsettings.json)

I wont get into all the different settings that can go here but I am sure I will write future blog articles about the individual settings that can be stored here. For now I just wanted to point out this is where the connection string is stored incase you need to make amendments.

 Umbraco 9 Connection String

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David Armitage

Umbraco Community Builder | .Net MVC Developer | Umbraco Certified Master | Recruitment Professional

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I'm an entrepreneur and web developer with a passion for coding. I absolutely love working with Umbraco CMS and appreciate the Umbraco community even more.

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