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Rule Class

The Rule object provides programmatic access to a Microsoft SQL Server rule.

Namespace: Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
Assembly: Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo (in microsoft.sqlserver.smo.dll)

public sealed class Rule : DefaultRuleBase
public final class Rule extends DefaultRuleBase
public final class Rule extends DefaultRuleBase

This namespace, class, or member is supported only in version 2.0 of the Microsoft .NET Framework.

To get Rule object properties, users can be a member of the public fixed server role.

To set Rule object properties, users must have CREATE RULE permission on the parent database or be a member of the db_owner fixed database role.

To create a rule, users must have CREATE RULE permission on the parent database or be a member of the db_owner fixed database role.

To drop a rule, users must have ALTER permission on the schema to which the rule belongs.

To bind or unbind a rule to a table, users must have ALTER permission on the table.

To bind or unbind a rule to a data type, users must have ALTER permission on the schema to which the data type belongs.


Any public static (Shared in Microsoft Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Development Platforms

For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

Target Platforms

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