Please follow the steps below to connect to a SQL Server database.

  1. Install SQL Server Express using the instructions found on the Installing SQL Server Express page.
  2. Start the Helium Streamer Launcher.
  3. Go to the Settings page.
  4. Click the Change database button.
  5. Select SQL Server in the Database type dropdown list.
  6. Type .\sqlexpress in the SQL Server instance name box. This assumes that you have installed SQL Server Express with the default settings as suggested in the Installing SQL Server Express page.
  7. Type sa in the Username box. This assumes that you have installed SQL Server Express with the default settings as suggested in the Installing SQL Server Express page.
  8. Type the password you chose while installing SQL Server Express in the Password box.
  9. Click on the Show databases button.
  10. Select your Helium database in the list.
  11. Click Verify and Save.
Note:
  • You cannot currently create new databases in Helium Streamer. This needs to be done in Helium.
  • Helium Streamer can only connect to SQL Server databases using SQL Server authentication mode (Windows authentication is not supported). The Configuring SQL Server document explains how to enable SQL Server authentication if it's not already turned on.