Server.Databases Property

Represents a collection of Database objects. Each Database object represents a database defined on the instance of Microsoft SQL Server.

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

public DatabaseCollection Databases { get; }
/** @property */
public DatabaseCollection get_Databases ()

public function get Databases () : DatabaseCollection

Property Value

A DatabaseCollection object that represents all the databases defined on the instance of SQL Server.

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Specific databases can be referenced by using this collection and specifying the name of the database. To create a new database, call the database constructor Database.

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

'Connect to the local, default instance of SQL Server.
Dim srv As Server
srv = New Server
'Modify a property using the Databases, Tables, and Columns collections to reference a column.
srv.Databases("AdventureWorks").Tables("Contact", "Person").Columns("LastName").Nullable = True
'Call the Alter method to make the change on the instance of SQL Server.
srv.Databases("AdventureWorks").Tables("Contact", "Person").Columns("LastName").Alter()

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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