DatabaseToConnect Element (DTA)

THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO: yesSQL ServernoAzure SQL DatabasenoAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

Specifies the first database to which Database Engine Tuning Advisor connects when tuning a workload.


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Element Characteristics

Characteristic Description
Data type and length string, unlimited length.
Default value None.
Occurrence Optional. Can use once for each TuningOptions element.

Element Relationships

Relationship Elements
Parent element TuningOptions Element (DTA)
Child elements None


Use DatabaseToConnect to specify the name of the first database to which you want Database Engine Tuning Advisor to connect when it starts the tuning session. You can specify only one database with this element. If multiple database names are specified, Database Engine Tuning Advisor returns an error.


For a usage example, see the XML Input File Sample with Inline Workload (DTA).

See Also

XML Input File Reference (Database Engine Tuning Advisor)