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Database Element for Configuration (DTA)


Specifies the database against which you want the Database Engine Tuning Advisor to evaluate the hypothetical configuration (specified by the Configuration element).

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Required one or more times per Server element.

This element is of the DatabaseType complexType name in the Database Engine Tuning Advisor XML schema. Do not confuse this Database element with the one whose root parent is the Server element, which occurs at the top of the XML input file. For more information, see Database Element for Server (DTA).

Legacy Code Example

For a usage example of this Database element, see the XML Input File Sample with User-specified Configuration (DTA).

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