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DbProviderServices.DatabaseExists Method

Returns a value indicating whether a given database exists on the server and whether schema objects contained in the storeItemCollection have been created.

Namespace:  System.Data.Common
Assembly:  System.Data.Entity (in System.Data.Entity.dll)

public bool DatabaseExists(
	DbConnection connection,
	Nullable<int> commandTimeout,
	StoreItemCollection storeItemCollection


Type: System.Data.Common.DbConnection

Connection to a database whose existence is verified by this method.

Type: System.Nullable<Int32>

Execution timeout for any commands needed to determine the existence of the database.

Type: System.Data.Metadata.Edm.StoreItemCollection

The collection of all store items contained in the database whose existence is determined by this method.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
True if the provider can deduce the database only based on the connection.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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