DatabaseExtractValidator.Validate Method

Validates the package with the specified connection and determines whether the specified server is valid.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Dac
Assembly:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Dac (in Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Dac.dll)


Public Shared Function Validate ( _
    server As Server, _
    databaseName As String _
) As ExtractValidationException
Dim server As Server
Dim databaseName As String
Dim returnValue As ExtractValidationException

returnValue = DatabaseExtractValidator.Validate(server, _
public static ExtractValidationException Validate(
    Server server,
    string databaseName
static ExtractValidationException^ Validate(
    Server^ server, 
    String^ databaseName
static member Validate : 
        server:Server * 
        databaseName:string -> ExtractValidationException 
public static function Validate(
    server : Server, 
    databaseName : String
) : ExtractValidationException


  • databaseName
    Type: System.String
    A String value specifying the name of the database to validate.

Return Value

Type: Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Dac.ExtractValidationException
A ExtractValidationException that specifies which problems were detected. Returns null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if no problems were detected.


The Validate method checks to ensure that:

  • The server is not in Design Mode.

  • The database exists, and that information can be extracted from it.

  • The user has sufficient privileges to extract information from the database.

See Also


DatabaseExtractValidator Class

Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Dac Namespace