sp_databases (Transact-SQL)

THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO:yesSQL Server (starting with 2008)noAzure SQL DatabasenoAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

Lists databases that either reside in an instance of the SQL Server or are accessible through a database gateway.

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Syntax


sp_databases  

Return Code Values

None

Result Sets

Column name Data type Description
DATABASE_NAME sysname Name of the database. In the Database Engine, this column represents the database name as stored in the sys.databases catalog view.
DATABASE_SIZE int Size of database, in kilobytes.
REMARKS varchar(254) For the Database Engine, this field always returns NULL.

Remarks

Database names that are returned can be used as parameters in the USE statement to change the current database context.

sp_databases has no equivalent in Open Database Connectivity (ODBC).

Permissions

Requires CREATE DATABASE, or ALTER ANY DATABASE, or VIEW ANY DEFINITION permission, and must have access permission to the database. Cannot be denied VIEW ANY DEFINITION permission.

Examples

The following example shows executing sp_databases.

USE master;  
GO  
EXEC sp_databases;  

See Also

sys.databases (Transact-SQL)
HAS_DBACCESS (Transact-SQL)