Database.Create Method ()

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)

Syntax

'Declaration
Public Sub Create
public void Create ()
public:
virtual void Create () sealed
public final void Create ()
public final function Create ()

Remarks

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.

Example

'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.
db.Create()
'Reference the database and display the date when it was created.
db = srv.Databases("Test_SMO_Database")
Console.WriteLine(db.CreateDate)
'Remove the database.
db.Drop()

Thread Safety

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.

Platforms

Development Platforms

For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

Target Platforms

For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

See Also

Reference

Database Class
Database Members
Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo Namespace

Other Resources

How to: Create, Alter, and Remove a Database in Visual Basic .NET
Creating, Altering, and Removing Databases
CREATE DATABASE (Transact-SQL)

Change History

Release

History

17 July 2006

Changed content:
  • Added text to the Remarks section.

  • Added code to the Example section.