ORIGINAL_DB_NAME (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: yesSQL Server (all supported versions)

Returns the database name specified by the user in the database connection string. This database is specified by using the sqlcmd-d option (USE database). It can also be specified with the Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) data source expression (initial catalog =databasename).

This database is different from the default user database.

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Syntax

ORIGINAL_DB_NAME ()  

Note

To view Transact-SQL syntax for SQL Server 2014 and earlier, see Previous versions documentation.

Remarks

If the initial database isn't specified, the function returns an empty string.

See Also

sqlcmd Utility
osql Utility
SQL Server Native Client (ODBC)