SqlConnection.ChangeDatabase Method (String)

 

Changes the current database for an open SqlConnection.

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

Public Overrides Sub ChangeDatabase (
	database As String
)

Parameters

database
Type: System.String

The name of the database to use instead of the current database.

Exception Condition
ArgumentException

The database name is not valid.

InvalidOperationException

The connection is not open.

SqlException

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 a SqlConnection and displays some of its read-only properties.

Private Sub ChangeSqlDatabase(ByVal connectionString As String)
    ' Assumes connectionString represents a valid connection string
    ' to the AdventureWorks sample database.
    Using connection As New SqlConnection(connectionString)

        connection.Open()
        Console.WriteLine("ServerVersion: {0}", connection.ServerVersion)
        Console.WriteLine("Database: {0}", connection.Database)

        connection.ChangeDatabase("Northwind")
        Console.WriteLine("Database: {0}", connection.Database)
    End Using
End Sub

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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