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Login failed for user '<username>'. Reason: Failed to open the explicitly specified database 'BarTender'. [CLIENT: <local machine>]



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    Xabier Clemente

    Hello Andrew,

    Thank you for reaching us via our Community Forums!

    I believe this error you are experiencing is related to the connection to the database inside the label, rather than a connection to the SQL Express Database (which as you said, wasn't even created). 

    I would suggest opening your working labels with BarTender Designer and checking whether they can successfully connect to the databases they are connected with. If not, please reconnect them to their databases accessing the Database Setup menu on them and selecting "Configure Connection" on their properties connection screen:

    Hopefully, this information will help you solve this issue.

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    Stephen Elliott

    We are getting a the same issue at one of our customers sites. They are using version 2021 R8. So the messages say 'Datastore' instead of 'Bartender'

    The label formats we have aren't connected to a database. We populate the data on the label directly using named datasources.

    The customer is complaining about these messages going in to the windows event viewer.

    I've turned off all the logging I can see in the Administrator Console.

    Is there a way to stop these messages from being logged?


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