Database.Create Method (Boolean)

Creates a database on the instance of Microsoft SQL Server as defined by the Database object.

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

public void Create (
	bool forAttach
public void Create (
	boolean forAttach
public function Create (
	forAttach : boolean



A Boolean value that specifies whether the database is being created so that a database can be attached.

If True, the database is created for a database to be attached.

If False, the database is not created for a database to be attached.

Updated text: 17 July 2006

The Create method creates the database on the instance of SQL Server. You can create a Database object variable and set properties, but the database is not created on the instance of SQL Server until the Create method is called.

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
'Define a Database object variable by supplying the server and the database name arguments in the constructor.
Dim db As Database
db = New Database(srv, "Test_SMO_Database")
'Create the database on the instance of SQL Server.
'Reference the database and display the date when it was created.
db = srv.Databases("Test_SMO_Database")
'Remove the database.

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



17 July 2006

Changed content:
  • Added text to the Remarks section.

  • Added code to the Example section.

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