CeCreateDatabaseEx (RAPI)

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This function creates a new database in the object store or in a mounted volume on a remote Microsoft® Windows® CE–based remote.

CEOID CeCreateDatabaseEx( 
  PCEGUID pceguid, 


  • pceguid
    [in] Pointer to the CEGUID that contains the globally unique identifier of a mounted database volume.
  • lpCEDBInfo
    [in] Pointer to the CEDBASEINFO structure that determines the name, type, sort orders, and characteristics of the database.

Return Values

The object identifier of the newly created database indicates success. NULL indicates failure. To get extended error information, call CeGetLastError or CeRapiGetError. Possible values for CeGetLastError include the following:

    The destination source does not contain enough space to create the new database.
    A parameter was invalid.
    A database already exists with the specified name.


Because sort orders increase the system resources needed to perform each insert and delete operation, you should keep the number of sort orders to a minimum. Use the CeSetDatabaseInfoEx function to change the sort order later.

Note   Only objects in the object store have valid object identifiers.

Do not create a database name that end with a backslash character "\".

RAPI method calls that access databases will fail on devices running in restricted mode unless the database permissions are explicitly set to allow RAPI access. For more information, see RAPI Restricted Mode Security.


Pocket PC: Pocket PC 2000 and later
Smartphone: Smartphone 2002 and later
OS Versions: Windows CE 3.0 and later
Header: Rapi.h
Library: Rapi.lib

See Also

Remote API Functions | CEDBASEINFO | CeDeleteDatabaseEx | CeOidGetInfoEx | CeOpenDatabaseEx | CeSetDatabaseInfoEx | SORTORDERSPEC

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