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How to: Add FileGroups and DataFiles to a Database in Visual Basic .NET

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This section describes how to add file groups and data files to a database in Visual Basic .NET.

The primary file group and data file are created automatically with default property values. The code example specifies some property values that you can use. Otherwise, the default property values are used.

  1. Start Visual Studio 2005.

  2. From the File menu, select New Project. The New Project dialog box appears.

  3. In the Project Types pane, select Visual Basic. In the Templates pane, select Console Application.

  4. (Optional) In the Name box, type the name of the new application.

  5. Click OK to load the Visual Basic console application template.

  6. On the Project menu, select Add Reference item. The Add Reference dialog box appears. Select Browse and locate the SMO assemblies in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\SDK\Assemblies folder. Select the following files:

    Microsoft.SqlServer.ConnectionInfo.dll

    Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo.dll

    Microsoft.SqlServer.SqlEnum.dll

    Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoEnum.dll

  7. On the View menu, click Code.-Or-Select the Module.vb window to display the code window.

  8. In the code, before any declarations, type the following Imports statements to qualify the types in the SMO namespace:

    Imports Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
    Imports Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Common
    
  9. Insert the code that follows this procedure into the main program.

  10. Run and build the application.

'Connect to the local, default instance of SQL Server.
Dim srv As Server
srv = New Server
'Reference the AdventureWorks database.
Dim db As Database
db = srv.Databases("AdventureWorks")
'Define a FileGroup object called SECONDARY on the database.
Dim fg1 As FileGroup
fg1 = New FileGroup(db, "SECONDARY")
'Call the Create method to create the file group on the instance of SQL Server.
fg1.Create()
'Define a DataFile object on the file group and set the FileName property.
Dim df1 As DataFile
df1 = New DataFile(fg1, "datafile1")
df1.FileName = "c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data\datafile2.ndf"
'Call the Create method to create the data file on the instance of SQL Server.
df1.Create()

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