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Server.IsDetachedPrimaryFile Method

Verifies whether the specified file is a primary (.mdf) database file.

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

public bool IsDetachedPrimaryFile(
	string mdfName
)

Parameters

mdfName
Type: System.String
A String value that specifies the name of the data file.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
A Boolean value that specifies whether the data file is a primary database file.
If True, the data file is a primary database file.
If False, the data file is not a primary database file.

'Connect to the local, default instance of SQL Server.
Dim srv As Server
srv = New Server
Dim owner As String
Dim logstr as String
Dim datastr as String
owner = srv.Databases("AdventureWorks").Owner

'Detach the AdventureWorks database.
srv.DetachDatabase("AdventureWorks", False, False)

'Display information about the detached database.
Dim d As DataTable
Datastr = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server"
Datastr = datastr + "\MSSQL10\MSSQL\Data\AdventureWorks_Data.mdf"
Logstr = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server"
Logstr = datastr + "\MSSQL10\MSSQL\Data\AdventureWorks_Log.ldf"
d = srv.DetachedDatabaseInfo(datastr)
Dim r As DataRow
Dim c As DataColumn
For Each r In d.Rows
    Console.WriteLine("==========================")
    For Each c In r.Table.Columns
        Console.WriteLine(c.ColumnName + " = " + r(c).ToString)
    Next
Next

'Check whether the file is a detached primary file.
Console.WriteLine(srv.IsDetachedPrimaryFile(datastr))

'Attach the database
Dim sc As StringCollection
sc = New StringCollection
sc.Add(datastr)
sc.Add(logstr)
srv.AttachDatabase("AdventureWorks", sc, owner, AttachOptions.None)
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