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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 */
public String get_Database ()

public override function get Database () : String

Property Value

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.

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);
    


Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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