USE (SQL Server Compact Edition)

Changes the database context to the specified SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition (SQL Server Compact Edition) database. You use the USE statement to specify a SQL Server Compact Edition database file on which to query when using SQL Server Management Studio.


USE { [database] }  


  • database
    The name of the database to which the user context is switched. Database names must conform to the rules for identifiers.


While enclosing the database name in brackets ([ and ]) is optional with SQL Server databases, it is required when you use SQL Server Compact Edition databases.


The following statement switches the database context to use a database file stored in the root directory of the C drive on the local computer.

USE [c:\MyNewDB.sdf]