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OleDbConnection.ChangeDatabase Method

Changes the current database for an open OleDbConnection.

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

public override void ChangeDatabase (
	string value
public void ChangeDatabase (
	String value
public override function ChangeDatabase (
	value : String
Not applicable.



The database name.

Exception typeCondition


The database name is not valid.


The connection is not open.


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.

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

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0