Server.Databases Property

Represents a collection of Database objects. Each Database object represents a database defined on the instance of SQL Server.

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


<SfcObjectAttribute(SfcContainerRelationship.ObjectContainer, SfcContainerCardinality.ZeroToAny,  _
    GetType(Database), SfcObjectFlags.Design)> _
Public ReadOnly Property Databases As DatabaseCollection 
Dim instance As Server 
Dim value As DatabaseCollection 

value = instance.Databases
[SfcObjectAttribute(SfcContainerRelationship.ObjectContainer, SfcContainerCardinality.ZeroToAny, 
    typeof(Database), SfcObjectFlags.Design)]
public DatabaseCollection Databases { get; }
[SfcObjectAttribute(SfcContainerRelationship::ObjectContainer, SfcContainerCardinality::ZeroToAny, 
    typeof(Database), SfcObjectFlags::Design)]
property DatabaseCollection^ Databases {
    DatabaseCollection^ get ();
[<SfcObjectAttribute(SfcContainerRelationship.ObjectContainer, SfcContainerCardinality.ZeroToAny, 
    typeof(Database), SfcObjectFlags.Design)>]
member Databases : DatabaseCollection
function get Databases () : DatabaseCollection

Property Value

Type: Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.DatabaseCollection
A DatabaseCollection object that represents all the databases defined on the instance of SQL Server.


Specific databases can be referenced by using this collection and specifying the name of the database. To create a new database, call the database constructor Database.


Visual Basic

'Connect to the local, default instance of SQL Server.
Dim srv As Server
srv = New Server
'Modify a property using the Databases, Tables, and Columns collections to reference a column.
srv.Databases("AdventureWorks2012").Tables("Person", "Person").Columns("ModifiedDate").Nullable = True
'Call the Alter method to make the change on the instance of SQL Server.
srv.Databases("AdventureWorks2012").Tables("Person", "Person").Columns("ModifiedDate").Alter()


$srv = new-object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server("(local)")
$db = $srv.Databases.Item("AdventureWorks2012")
$tb = $db.Tables.Item("Person", "Person")
$col = $tb.Columns.Item("LastName")
$col.Nullable = $TRUE

See Also


Server Class

Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo Namespace

Other Resources

Using Collections

Creating, Altering, and Removing Databases

Managing Servers