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Create a SQL Server Database using T-SQLYour need to create a database by using T-SQL. The simplest command you can issue to achieve this is:
CREATE DATABASE <database_name>If you open the database, you will notice that its metadata has been set to some values and perhaps, the database already contains tables, stored procedures, UDFs and other objects. How does this magic work? Actually, the SQL Server derives a new database from the model database. Below is how MSDN explains this process:
All user-defined objects in the model database are copied to all newly created databases. You can add any objects, such as tables, views, stored procedures, data types, and so on, to the model database to be included in all newly created databases.When a CREATE DATABASE database_name statement is specified without additional size parameters, the primary data file is made the same size as the primary file in the model database.Unless FOR ATTACH is specified, each new database inherits the databas…


Create a SQL Server Database ProgrammaticallyYou need to create a SQL Server database programmatically by using ADO.NET and C#. Here is a quick recipe how to do that.
using System; using System.Data.SqlClient; SqlConnection localConn = newSqlConnection ("(local); Integrated security=SSPI; database=master"); string SQLCommand = "CREATE DATABASE TestDb"; SqlCommand DbCreate = newSqlCommand(SQLCommand, localConn); try { localConn.Open(); DbCreate.ExecuteNonQuery(); Console.WriteLine("DataBase is Created Successfully"); } catch (System.Exception ex) { Console.WriteLine(ex.ToString()); } finally { if (localConn.State == ConnectionState.Open) { myConn.Close(); } } This code creates a database similar to the SQL Server Model database and places its files to the default location. If you want to create a database with custom properties, please check out MSDN.