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SqlConnection.Database Property

Gets the name of the current database or the database to be used after a connection is opened.

Namespace:  System.Data.SqlClient
Assembly:  System.Data (in System.Data.dll)

public override string Database { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The name of the current database or the name of the database to be used after a connection is opened. The default value is an empty string.

Implements

IDbConnection.Database

The Database property updates dynamically. If you change the current database using a Transact-SQL statement or the ChangeDatabase method, an informational message is sent and the property is updated automatically.

The following example creates a SqlConnection and displays some of its read-only properties.


private static void ChangeSqlDatabase(string connectionString)
{
    // Assumes connectionString represents a valid connection string
    // to the AdventureWorks sample database.
    using (SqlConnection connection = new SqlConnection(connectionString))
    {
        connection.Open();
        Console.WriteLine("ServerVersion: {0}", connection.ServerVersion);
        Console.WriteLine("Database: {0}", connection.Database);

        connection.ChangeDatabase("Northwind");
        Console.WriteLine("Database: {0}", connection.Database);
    }
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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