Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview
Lists databases that either reside in an instance of the SQL Server or are accessible through a database gateway.
Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version).
Name of the database. In the Database Engine, this column represents the database name as stored in the sys.databases catalog view.
Size of database, in kilobytes.
For the Database Engine, this field always returns NULL.
Database names that are returned can be used as parameters in the USE statement to change the current database context.
sp_databases has no equivalent in Open Database Connectivity (ODBC).
Requires CREATE DATABASE, or ALTER ANY DATABASE, or VIEW ANY DEFINITION permission, and must have access permission to the database. Cannot be denied VIEW ANY DEFINITION permission.