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OleDbConnection.ChangeDatabase Method

Changes the current database for an open OleDbConnection.

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

public override void ChangeDatabase(
	string value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.String

The database name.

Implements

IDbConnection.ChangeDatabase(String)
IDbConnection.ChangeDatabase(String)

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

The database name is not valid.

InvalidOperationException

The connection is not open.

OleDbException

Cannot change the database.

The value supplied in the database parameter must be a valid database name. The database parameter cannot contain a null value, an empty string, or a string with only blank characters.

The following example creates an OleDbConnection and displays some of its read-only properties.

static void ChangeDatabaseConnection(string connectionString)
{
   using (OleDbConnection connection = new OleDbConnection(connectionString))
   {
      try
      {
         connection.Open();
         Console.WriteLine("ServerVersion: {0} \nDatabase: {1}",
             connection.ServerVersion, connection.Database);

         connection.ChangeDatabase("Northwind");
         Console.WriteLine("ServerVersion: {0} \nDatabase: {1}",
            connection.ServerVersion, connection.Database);

      }
      catch (Exception ex)
      {
         Console.WriteLine(ex.Message);
      }
      // The connection is automatically closed when the 
      // code exits the using block.
   }
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

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

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