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Database.Roles Property

Gets a collection of DatabaseRole objects. Each DatabaseRole object represents a role defined on the database.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
Assembly:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo (in Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo.dll)

[SfcObjectAttribute(SfcContainerRelationship.ObjectContainer, SfcContainerCardinality.ZeroToAny, 
	typeof(DatabaseRole), SfcObjectFlags.Design)]
public DatabaseRoleCollection Roles { get; }

Property Value

Type: Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.DatabaseRoleCollection
A DatabaseRoleCollection object that represents all the roles defined on the database.

Specific database roles can be referenced by using this collection by specifying the name of the database role. To add a new database role to the collection, call the database role constructor DatabaseRole.

'Connect to the local, default instance of SQL Server.
Dim srv As Server
srv = New Server

'Reference the AdventureWorks2012 database.
Dim db As Database
db = srv.Databases("AdventureWorks2012")

'Display all the database roles in the database.
Dim ro As DatabaseRole
For Each ro In db.Roles


$srv = new-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server("(local)")
$db = New-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Database
$db = $srv.Databases.Item("AdventureWorks2012")

Foreach ($ro in $db.Roles)
   Write-Host $ro.Name

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