Database.Create Method (Boolean)

Creates a database on the instance of 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 ( _
    forAttach As Boolean _
)
'Usage
Dim instance As Database 
Dim forAttach As Boolean

instance.Create(forAttach)
public void Create(
    bool forAttach
)
public:
void Create(
    bool forAttach
)
member Create : 
        forAttach:bool -> unit
public function Create(
    forAttach : boolean
)

Parameters

  • forAttach
    Type: System.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. Otherwise, False.

Remarks

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.

Examples

VB

'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()

PowerShell

$srv = new-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server("(local)")
$db = New-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Database($srv, "Test_SMO_Database")
$db.Create()
Write-Host $db.CreateDate
$db.Drop()

See Also

Reference

Database Class

Create Overload

Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo Namespace

Other Resources

Working with Database Objects

Database Detach and Attach (SQL Server)

Creating, Altering, and Removing Databases

CREATE DATABASE (Transact-SQL)