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Database.Rules Property

Represents a collection of Rule objects. Each Rule object represents a rule defined on the database.

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

[SfcObjectAttribute(SfcContainerRelationship.ObjectContainer, SfcContainerCardinality.ZeroToAny, 
public RuleCollection Rules { get; }

Property Value

Type: Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.RuleCollection
A RuleCollection object that represents all the rules that are defined on the database.

Specific rules can be referenced by using this collection by specifying the name of the rule. To add a new rule to the collection, call the rule constructor Rule.


'Connect to the local, default instance of SQL Server.
Dim srv As Server
srv = New Server

'Reference the AdventureWorks2008R2 database.
Dim db As Database
db = srv.Databases("AdventureWorks2008R2")

'Display all the rules in the database.
Dim ru As Rule
For Each ru In db.Rules


$srv = new-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server("(local)")
$db = New-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Database
$db = $srv.Databases.Item("AdventureWorks2008R2")

Foreach ($ru in $db.Rules)
   Write-Host $ru.Name