C# ADO.NET - Create, Select, Rename and Delete Database

In this tutorial you will learn:

1. How to create, select, rename and delete sql database using ado.net c#

Most of the times you need to create SQL Database programmatically. With C# ADO.Net you can easily do it.

Create a Database using ADO.NET C#

Here, I am going to create ComputerShop database programmatically. You can use this code in windows application or web application or even console application.

Programming Example

using System;
using System.Data.SqlClient;

namespace CreateDatabase
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {            
            SqlConnection con = new SqlConnection(@"Data Source=.\SQLEXPRESS;Initial Catalog=master;Integrated Security=True");
            string query = "Create Database ComputerShop";
            SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand(query, con);
            try
            {
                con.Open();
                cmd.ExecuteNonQuery();
                Console.WriteLine("Database Created Successfully");
            }
            catch(SqlException e)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("Error Generated. Details: " + e.ToString());
            }
            finally
            {
                con.Close();
          Console.ReadKey();
            }
        }
    }
}
ComputerShop Database

Rename a Database using ADO.NET C#

 

You can rename a database using ado.net c# like this.

using System;
using System.Data.SqlClient;

namespace RenameDatabase
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {            
            SqlConnection con = new SqlConnection(@"Data Source=.\SQLEXPRESS;Initial Catalog=master;Integrated Security=True");
            string query = "ALTER DATABASE ComputerShop MODIFY NAME = MobileShop";
            SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand(query, con);
            try
            {
                con.Open();
                cmd.ExecuteNonQuery();
                Console.WriteLine("Database Renamed Successfully");
            }
            catch(SqlException e)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("Error Generated. Details: " + e.ToString());
            }
            finally
            {                
                con.Close();
                Console.ReadKey();
            }
        }
    }
}
MobileShop Database

Select a Database using ADO.NET C#

You can select SQL Database in ado.net by passing database name in the connection string.

SqlConnection con = new SqlConnection(@"Data Source=.\SQLEXPRESS;Initial Catalog=MobileShop;Integrated Security=True");

Drop or Delete a Database using ADO.NET C#

In order to delete a database using ado.net run the following block of code.

using System;
using System.Data.SqlClient;

namespace DeleteDatabase
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {            
            SqlConnection con = new SqlConnection(@"Data Source=.\SQLEXPRESS;Initial Catalog=master;Integrated Security=True");
            string query = "DROP DATABASE ComputerShop";
            SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand(query, con);
            try
            {
                con.Open();
                cmd.ExecuteNonQuery();
                Console.WriteLine("Database Deleted Successfully");
            }
            catch(SqlException e)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("Error Generated. Details: " + e.ToString());
            }
            finally
            {                
                con.Close();
                Console.ReadKey();
            }
        }
    }
}
Deleted Database

Summary

In this chapter, you learned how to create, select, rename and delete SQL database using ADO.NET C#. I have given the complete programming example and you can use this code in your web application as well as a windows application. In the next chapter, you will learn to Create, Update, Rename and Delete SQL Table using ADO.NET C#.

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