How to: Create, Alter, and Remove a Schema in Visual Basic .NET

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This section describes how to create a schema and assign it to a database object and a user by using Microsoft Visual Basic .NET.

The code example demonstrates how to create a schema and grant permission to a user, and then creates a new table in the schema.

  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:





  7. On the View menu, click Code.-Or-Select the Module1.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 Schema object variable by supplying the parent database and name arguments in the constructor.
Dim sch As Schema
sch = New Schema(db, "MySchema1")
sch.Owner = "dbo"
'Create the schema on the instance of SQL Server.
'Define an ObjectPermissionSet that contains the Update and Select object permissions.
Dim obperset As ObjectPermissionSet
obperset = New ObjectPermissionSet()
'Grant the set of permissions on the schema to the guest account.
sch.Grant(obperset, "guest")
'Define a Table object variable by supplying the parent database, name and schema arguments in the constructor.
Dim tb As Table
tb = New Table(db, "MyTable", "MySchema1")
Dim mycol As Column
mycol = New Column(tb, "Date", DataType.DateTime)
'Modify the owner of the schema and run the Alter method to make the change on the instance of SQL Server.
sch.Owner = "guest"
'Run the Drop method for the table and the schema to remove them.