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SPContentDatabase Class

Windows SharePoint Services 3

Represents a content database that is part of a Windows SharePoint Services deployment.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration
Assembly:  Microsoft.SharePoint (in Microsoft.SharePoint.dll)

[SharePointPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, ObjectModel = true)]
[SharePointPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, ObjectModel = true)]
public class SPContentDatabase : SPDatabase, 

Use the ContentDatabase() property of the SPSite class or of the SPWorkItemCollection class to return the content database for a site collection or work item collection. Use the ContentDatabases property of the SPWebApplication class to return the collection of content databases that are used by the Web application.

Use an indexer to return a single content database from a collection of content databases. For example, if the collection is assigned to a variable named myContentDatabases, use myContentDatabases[index] in Microsoft C#, or myContentDatabases(index) in Microsoft Visual Basic, where index is either the index number of the field in the collection or the GUID for the content database.

The following example uses the GetChanges method to report when users have been deleted from the current site collection, as represented by the current change log.

SPSite siteCollection = SPContext.Current.Site;

SPContentDatabase contentDB = siteCollection.ContentDatabase;

SPChangeQuery myQuery = new SPChangeQuery(false, false);
myQuery.User = true;
myQuery.Delete = true;

SPChangeCollection changes = contentDB.GetChanges(myQuery);

foreach (SPChange change in changes)
    Response.Write(" User deleted: " + change.Time.ToString() + "<BR>");

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are safe for multithreaded operations. Instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.