SQL Server database programmatically in VB.NET (2022)

SQL not only let you select, add, and delete data from databases table, it also provides commands to manage databases. Using SQL statements you can create database objects programmatically such as a table, view, stored procedure, rule, index and so on. It also provides commands to alter a database and database schemas for example adding and deleting a column from a database table, adding some constraints to a column and so on. This example shows you how to create a new database table, add data to it, create a view of the data, alter database table and then delete the newly created table.

In this application, I'll create a SQL Server database, create a database table, add data to it, create database objects such as views, stored procedures, rules, and index and view data in the data grid using Sql data provider.

To test this application, create a Widows application add a data grid control and some button controls. You can even test code by adding only one button or one button for each activity. Our application form looks like Figure 1.

Figure 1. Creating a database and it's object application.

After adding controls, add the following variables in the beginning of the form class.

Private ConnectionString As String = "Integrated Security=SSPI;" + "Initial Catalog=;" + "Data Source=localhost;"
Private reader As SqlDataReader = Nothing
Private
conn As SqlConnection = Nothing
Private
cmd As SqlCommand = Nothing
Private
AlterTableBtn As System.Windows.Forms.Button
Private sql As String = Nothing
Private
CreateOthersBtn As System.Windows.Forms.Button
Private button1 As System.Windows.Forms.Button

First thing I'm going to do is create ExecuteSQLStmt method. This method executes a SQL statement against the SQL Sever database (mydb which I will create from my program) using Sql data providers using ExecuteNonQuery method. The ExecuteSQLStmt method is listed in Listing 1.

Private Sub ExecuteSQLStmt(ByVal sql As String)
' Open the connection
If conn.State = ConnectionState.Open
Then
conn.Close()
End
If
ConnectionString = "Integrated Security=SSPI;" + "Initial Catalog=mydb;" + "Data Source=localhost;"
conn.ConnectionString = ConnectionString
conn.Open()
cmd = New SqlCommand(sql, conn)
Try
cmd.ExecuteNonQuery()
Catch ae As SqlException
MessageBox.Show(ae.Message.ToString())
End Try
End
Sub
'ExecuteSQLStmt

Listing 1. The ExecuteSQLStmt method.

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After this I'm going to create a new SQL Server database. The CREATE DATABASE SQL statement creates a database. The syntax of CREATE DATABASE depends on the database you create. Depending on the database type, you can also set values of database size, growth and file name. Listing 2 creates a SQL Server database mydb and data files are stored in the C:\\mysql directory.

'This method creates a new SQL Server database
Private Sub CreateDBBtn_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
' Create a connection
conn = New SqlConnection(ConnectionString)
' Open the connection
If conn.State <> ConnectionState.Open
Then
conn.Open()
End If
Dim
sql As String = "CREATE DATABASE mydb ON PRIMARY" + "(Name=test_data, filename = 'C:\mysql\mydb_data.mdf', size=3," + "maxsize=5, filegrowth=10%)log on" + "(name=mydbb_log, filename='C:\mysql\mydb_log.ldf',size=3," + "maxsize=20,filegrowth=1)"
ExecuteSQLStmt(sql)
End Sub
'CreateDBBtn_Click

Listing 2. Creating a SQL Server database.

Now next step is to create a table. You use CREATE TABLE SQL statement to create a table. In this statement you define the table and schema (table columns and their data types). Listing 3 creates a table myTable with four column listed in Table 1.

Column Name Type Size Property
myId integer 4 Primary Key
myName char 50 Allow Null
myAddress char 255 Allow Null
myBalance float 8 Allow Null

Table 1. New table myTable schema.

Private Sub CreateTableBtn_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
' Open the connection
If conn.State = ConnectionState.Open
Then
conn.Close()
End
If
ConnectionString = "Integrated Security=SSPI;" + "Initial Catalog=mydb;" + "Data Source=localhost;"
conn.ConnectionString = ConnectionString
conn.Open()
sql = "CREATE TABLE myTable" + "(myId INTEGER CONSTRAINT PKeyMyId PRIMARY KEY," + "myName CHAR(50), myAddress CHAR(255), myBalance FLOAT)"
cmd = New SqlCommand(sql, conn)
Try
cmd.ExecuteNonQuery()
' Adding records the table
sql = "INSERT INTO myTable(myId, myName, myAddress, myBalance) " + "VALUES (1001, 'Puneet Nehra', 'A 449 Sect 19, DELHI', 23.98 ) "
cmd = New SqlCommand(sql, conn)
cmd.ExecuteNonQuery()
sql = "INSERT INTO myTable(myId, myName, myAddress, myBalance) " + "VALUES (1002, 'Anoop Singh', 'Lodi Road, DELHI', 353.64) "
cmd = New SqlCommand(sql, conn)
cmd.ExecuteNonQuery()
sql = "INSERT INTO myTable(myId, myName, myAddress, myBalance) " + "VALUES (1003, 'Rakesh M', 'Nag Chowk, Jabalpur M.P.', 43.43) "
cmd = New SqlCommand(sql, conn)
cmd.ExecuteNonQuery()
sql = "INSERT INTO myTable(myId, myName, myAddress, myBalance) " + "VALUES (1004, 'Madan Kesh', '4th Street, Lane 3, DELHI', 23.00) "
cmd = New SqlCommand(sql, conn)
cmd.ExecuteNonQuery()
Catch ae As SqlException
MessageBox.Show(ae.Message.ToString())
End Try
End
Sub 'CreateTableBtn_Click

Listing 4. Creating a database table.

As you can see from Listing 5, I also add data to the table using INSERT INTO SQL statement.

The CREATE PROCEDURE statement creates a stored procedure as you can see in Listing 10-18, I create a stored procedure myPoc which returs data result of SELECT myName and myAddress column.

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Private Sub CreateSPBtn_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
sql = "CREATE PROCEDURE myProc AS" + " SELECT myName, myAddress FROM myTable GO"
ExecuteSQLStmt(sql)
End Sub 'CreateSPBtn_Click

Listing 5. Creating a stored procedure programmatically.

Now I show you how to create views programmatically using CREATE VIEW SQL statement. As you can see from Listing 6, I create a view myView which is result of myName column rows from myTable.

Private Sub CreateViewBtn_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
sql = "CREATE VIEW myView AS SELECT myName FROM myTable"
ExecuteSQLStmt(sql)
End Sub
'CreateViewBtn_Click

Listing 6. Creating a view using CREATE VIEW

The ALTER TABLE is a useful SQL statement if you need to change your database schema programmatically. The ALTER TABLE statement can be used to add and remove new columns to a table, changing column properties, data types and constraints. The Listing 7 show that I change the database schema of myTable by first change column data type range from 50 to 100 characters and by adding a new column newCol of TIMESTAMP type.

Private Sub AlterTableBtn_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
sql = "ALTER TABLE MyTable ALTER COLUMN" + "myName CHAR(100) NOT NULL"
ExecuteSQLStmt(sql)
End Sub 'AlterTableBtn_Click

Listing 7. Using ALTER TABLE to change a database schema programmatically.

The new table schema looks like Table 2.

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Column Name Type Size Property
myId integer 4 Primary Key
myName char 50 Allow Null
myAddress char 255 Allow Null
myBalance float 8 Allow Null
newCol timestamp 8 Allow Null

Table 2. MyTable after ALTER TABLE

You can also create other database object such as index, rule, and users. The code listed in Listing 8 creates one rule and index on myTable.

Note: Create Index can only create an index if you don't have an index on a table. Otherwise you will get an error message.

Private Sub CreateOthersBtn_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
sql = "CREATE UNIQUE CLUSTERED INDEX " + "myIdx ON myTable(myName)"
ExecuteSQLStmt(sql)
sql = "CREATE RULE myRule " + "AS @myBalance >= 32 AND @myBalance < 60"
ExecuteSQLStmt(sql)
End Sub 'CreateOthersBtn_Click

Listing 8. Creating rules and indexes using SQL statement.

The DROP TABLE command can be used to delete a table and its data permanently. The code listed in Listing 9 deletes myTable.

Private Sub DropTableBtn_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
Dim sql As String = "DROP TABLE MyTable"
ExecuteSQLStmt(sql) '
End Sub 'DropTableBtn_Click

Listing 9. Deleting table using DROP TABLE.

Now next step is to view data from the table, view and stored procedure. The ViewDataBtn_Click method listed in Listing 10 shows the entire data from the table. The ViewSPBtn_Click and ViewViewBtn_Click methods view stored procedure and view data we have created earlier. As you can see using views and stored procedures work same as you use a SQL Statement. We have discussed working with Views and stored procedures in the beginning of this chapter. As you can see from Listing 10, 11, and 12, I view data from stored procedure and view.

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Private Sub ViewDataBtn_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
'/ Open the connection
If conn.State = ConnectionState.Open Then
conn.Close()
End If
ConnectionString = "Integrated Security=SSPI;" + "Initial Catalog=mydb;" + "Data Source=localhost;"
conn.ConnectionString = ConnectionString
conn.Open()
' Create a data adapter
Dim da As New SqlDataAdapter("SELECT * FROM myTable", conn)
' Create DataSet, fill it and view in data grid
Dim ds As New DataSet("myTable")
da.Fill(ds, "myTable")
dataGrid1.DataSource = ds.Tables("myTable").DefaultView
End Sub 'ViewDataBtn_Click

Listing 10. Viewing data from a database table. Private Sub ViewSPBtn_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
'/ Open the connection
If conn.State = ConnectionState.Open Then
conn.Close()
End If
ConnectionString = "Integrated Security=SSPI;" + "Initial Catalog=mydb;" + "Data Source=localhost;"
conn.ConnectionString = ConnectionString
conn.Open()
' Create a data adapter
Dim da As New SqlDataAdapter("myProc", conn)
' Create DataSet, fill it and view in data grid
Dim ds As New DataSet("SP")
da.Fill(ds, "SP")
dataGrid1.DataSource = ds.DefaultViewManager
End Sub 'ViewSPBtn_Click

Listing 11.Using a stored procedure to view data from a table.

Private Sub ViewViewBtn_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
' Open the connection
If conn.State = ConnectionState.Open Then
conn.Close()
End If
ConnectionString = "Integrated Security=SSPI;" + "Initial Catalog=mydb;" + "Data Source=localhost;"
conn.ConnectionString = ConnectionString
conn.Open()
' Create a data adapter
Dim da As New SqlDataAdapter("SELECT * FROM myView", conn)
' Create DataSet, fill it and view in data grid
Dim ds As New DataSet
da.Fill(ds)
dataGrid1.DataSource = ds.DefaultViewManager
End Sub 'ViewViewBtn_Click

Listing 12.Using a view to view data from a table.

Finally, I create AppExit method which releases the connection and reader objects and I call them from the Dispose method as you can see in Listing 13.

Protected Overrides Sub Dispose(ByVal disposing As Boolean)
AppExit()
If disposing Then
If
Not (components Is Nothing) Then
components.Dispose()
End If
End
If
MyBase
.Dispose(disposing)
End Sub 'Dispose
' Called when you are done with the applicaton
' Or from Close button
Private Sub AppExit()
If Not (reader Is Nothing) Then
reader.Close()
End If
If
conn.State = ConnectionState.Open Then
conn.Close()
End If
End
Sub 'AppExit

Listing 13. AppExit method

Summary

In this article, you saw how to create a new database and database objects including tables, stored procedures, views and alter tables. You also saw how to delete these object using SQL statements.

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Added by bradley on 1/30/2008

In using this code with 2005 .net adn sqlexpress I had to change a few things for it to work: 1. Import system.data.sqlclient 2. Change 'localhost' in all the strings to '.\sqlserver' 3. in the 'ExecuteSQLStmt' routine, delete the two lines below: ConnectionString = "Integrated security=SSPI;" + "Initial Catalog=mydb;" + "Data Source=.\SqlExpress;" conn.ConnectionString = ConnectionString Also, if you have Management studio express running, the database will not show up until you hit 'refresh'. Hope this helps someone!

FAQs

How do you create a database in Visual Basic? ›

Steps to create the sample

Create a new Visual Basic . NET Windows Application project. Form1 is added to the project by default. Place a Command button on Form1, and change its Name property to btnCreateDatabase and its Text property to Create Database .

How do I create a SQL database in Visual Studio? ›

In the Data Sources window, select Add New Data Source. The Data Source Configuration Wizard opens. On the Choose a Data Source Type page, choose Database and then choose Next.

How do I create a database connection in Visual Studio? ›

On the View menu, select Other Windows > Data Sources. In the Data Sources window, click Add New Data Source. The Data Source Configuration Wizard opens. Select Database on the Choose a Data Source Type page, and then select Next.

What features are available in VB for database connectivity? ›

  • Visual Basic Database Connectivity.
  • An Introductory Guide.
  • Create the VB .Net Application.
  • Using Data Adapters and Data Sets.
  • Adding a Data Grid Control.
  • Filling the Data Set With Information.
  • Updating Changes Made in the Data Grid.
  • Deleting Information using the Data Grid.

Can you use SQL in Visual Basic? ›

Visual Basic uses Structured Query Language (SQL) to create new dynasets. SQL is an Industrial Standard language for processing relational database. Visual Basic use SQL to select fields and records from a table and join the fields from row tables.

Which database is used in VB net? ›

Open SQL Server database by using SQL Server . NET Data Provider with Visual Basic . NET.

How do I code SQL in Visual Studio? ›

Connect to your database
  1. In Visual Studio Code, press Ctrl+Shift+P (or F1) to open the Command Palette.
  2. Select MS SQL:Connect and choose Enter.
  3. Select Create Connection Profile.
  4. Follow the prompts to specify the new profile's connection properties. After specifying each value, choose Enter to continue. Property.
31 Aug 2022

Can I use SQL in Visual Studio? ›

SQL Server Data Tools for Visual Studio. Turn Visual Studio into a powerful development environment for SQL Server, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

How does SQL Server integrate with Visual Studio? ›

Right click on 'Data Connections' then click 'Add Connection'. On the next screen (Choose Data Source) change the data source ensure 'Microsoft SQL Server' is selected then click the 'Continue' button. In the 'Server name' field enter 'SQL-SERVER'. Change the 'Authentication' method to 'SQL Server Authentication'.

What is database programming in Visual Basic? ›

It is a disconnected, cached set of records that are retrieved from a database. When a connection is established with the database, the data adapter creates a dataset and stores data in it. After the data is retrieved and stored in a dataset, the connection with the database is closed.

What is SQL connection in VB net? ›

The first step in a VB.Net application is to create an instance of the Server object and to establish its connection to an instance of SQL Server. The SqlConnection Object is Handling the part of physical communication between the application and the SQL Server Database. An instance of the SqlConnection class in .

How do I create a SQL Server connection string in Visual Studio? ›

Open Visual Studio. Right-click on "Data Connections" and select "Add Connection" or click on the "Connect to Database" icon. Select the "Use SQL Server Authentication" radio button. Then submit the Username and password.

What are the 3 types of VB modules? ›

The three kind of modules are Form Modules, Standard Modules and Class Modules.

What are two types of database connection methods? ›

ODBC and JDBC. Open database connectivity (ODBC) and Java database connectivity (JDBC) are new technologies used in database application programming.

What is ODBC in Visual Basic? ›

ODBC stands for Open Database Connectivity. It is an open standard Application Programming Interface also known as API which is used for accessing a database.

Is .NET required for SQL? ›

1 ended on April 26, 2022. SQL Server 2016 (13. x) and later require . NET Framework 4.6 for Database Engine, Master Data Services, or Replication (SQL Server setup automatically installs .

Is SQL Server part of Visual Studio? ›

Microsoft Visual Studio includes native support for data programming with Microsoft SQL Server. It can be used to write and debug code to be executed by SQL CLR. It also includes a data designer that can be used to graphically create, view or edit database schemas.

Is Visual Basic the same as SQL? ›

While Visual Basic (VBA is an implementation of Visual Basic) is a general-purpose scripting programming language, SQL is a special-purpose programming language- aimed at running queries and CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) operations on relational databases such as MySQL, MS SQL, Oracle, MS Access etc.

What are the 3 main types of databases? ›

hierarchical database systems. network database systems. object-oriented database systems.

What are 3 examples of a database? ›

Some examples of popular database software or DBMSs include MySQL, Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, FileMaker Pro, Oracle Database, and dBASE.

How do I code a SQL database? ›

Here are the summarized tips, we learned in this article:
  1. Take your time and desire to learn SQL.
  2. Install a free version of a database and practice with it by yourself.
  3. Start with the basic queries.
  4. Read articles, watch online courses or buy a book.
  5. Try to write queries on your own.
3 Feb 2021

How can I use SQL Server in Visual Studio 2022? ›

What you'll learn
  1. Install a new instance of Microsoft SQL Server.
  2. Install Visual Studio IDE.
  3. Connect to SQL Server with SSMS.
  4. Create and configure a new database.
  5. Create a new Table.
  6. Insert data into a database table.
  7. Create a console application with Visual Studio.
  8. Create an ASP DOT NET application with Visual Studio.

How do I run a SQL script? ›

Open SQL Server Management Studio > File > Open > File > Choose your . sql file (the one that contains your script) > Press Open > the file will be opened within SQL Server Management Studio, Now all what you need to do is to press Execute button. Save this answer.

Which database is best for Visual Studio? ›

MySQL. MySQL is a popular open-source database system that is widely used in enterprises and websites. Downloads for MySQL, MySQL for Visual Studio, and related products are at MySQL on Windows.

How do I import a SQL Server database into Visual Studio? ›

Import Database Schema using Visual Studio
  1. In Visual Studio (here I use Visual Studio 2022) create a new project. ...
  2. You will see the following structure in the Solution Explorer.
  3. Go to Project then select Import -> Database…
  4. In the Import Database window choose Select Connection.
  5. Create a connection to your database.
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What is SQL Server data Tools for Visual Studio? ›

SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) is a modern development tool for building SQL Server relational databases, databases in Azure SQL, Analysis Services (AS) data models, Integration Services (IS) packages, and Reporting Services (RS) reports.

How do I view SQL database in Visual Studio? ›

In Visual Studio, make sure that SQL Server Object Explorer is open. If it is not, click the View menu and select SQL Server Object Explorer.

How do I connect to SQL Server? ›

Connect to a SQL Server instance

Start SQL Server Management Studio. The first time you run SSMS, the Connect to Server window opens. If it doesn't open, you can open it manually by selecting Object Explorer > Connect > Database Engine. For Server type, select Database Engine (usually the default option).

Can SQL Server run on a virtual machine? ›

SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines enables you to use full versions of SQL Server in the cloud without having to manage any on-premises hardware. SQL Server virtual machines (VMs) also simplify licensing costs when you pay as you go. Azure virtual machines run in many different geographic regions around the world.

What are the 4 types of database program? ›

What Are The 4 Types Of Database Management Systems?
  • Relational database.
  • Object-oriented database.
  • Hierarchical database.
  • Network database.
9 May 2022

What is difference between SQL and VBA? ›

VBA is Visual Basic code running on Excel. It is possible to automate Excel significantly using VBA. SQL is a special language for database queries which is used to communicate with a database. Worksheets are flexible applications, where databases are not that flexible, however databases can work with a lot more data.

What are the 4 main objects of a database? ›

While Microsoft Access is made up of seven components, this text will focus on the main objects: tables, forms, queries and reports. Together, these objects allow users to enter, store, analyze and compile data in various ways.

How do I connect to SQL Server using VBA? ›

  1. Step 1:Add reference for Microsoft Activex Data Objects Library. ...
  2. Step 2: Create the Connection String with Provider and Data Source options. ...
  3. Step 3: Open the Connection to data source. ...
  4. Step 4: Create SQL Command String. ...
  5. Step 5: Get the records by Opening this Query with in the Connected data source.

What is @@ connections in SQL Server? ›

@@CONNECTIONS returns number of connection attempts (successful/failed) made to SQL Server since SQL Server is started. Since this include all attempts it can be greater than @@MAX_CONNECTIONS.

How do I configure SQL Server to allow remote connections in Visual Studio? ›

Using SQL Server Management Studio
  1. In Object Explorer, right-click a server and select Properties.
  2. Select the Connections node.
  3. Under Remote server connections, select or clear the Allow remote connections to this server check box.
14 Sept 2022

What is connection string in VB net? ›

A connection string (hereafter CS) is a string which is used to gain access to different data sources from a VB . Net or a C# . Net application. The data sources can be MS SQL Server, MS Access or SQL Server on remote server. It is made of many parts and one of them is the Provider.

What are the two types of data in Visual Basic? ›

The two fundamental data types in Visual Basic are value types and reference types. Primitive types (except strings), enumerations, and structures are value types. Classes, strings, standard modules, interfaces, arrays, and delegates are reference types.

Is VB still used today? ›

Many applications still utilize Visual Basic.Net, one of the oldest programming languages. Even if numerous new technologies are on the market, it is difficult to see how they will become current trends. That requires a lot of effort, time, and money.

Is VB front end or backend? ›

Net comprises both frontend and backend languages. As for example, ASP.NET is used as backend and C# & VB.NET are used for frontend development.

What are the 4 types of connections? ›

Internet Connection Types: WiFi, Broadband, DSL, Cable.

What are the 2 main types of database schemas? ›

There are two main kinds of database schema: A logical database schema conveys the logical constraints that apply to the stored data. It may define integrity constraints, views, and tables. A physical database schema lays out how data is stored physically on a storage system in terms of files and indices.

What are the 8 types of database? ›

Below are some common types of databases:
  • Centralized database.
  • Cloud database.
  • Commercial database.
  • Distributed database.
  • End-user database.
  • Graph database.
  • NoSQL database.
  • Object-oriented database.

What is the difference between SQL and ODBC? ›

ODBC provides data types and functions that help applications to interact with the database. SQL is used to create queries to manipulate the data stored in a database.

Is ODBC only for SQL? ›

ODBC Overview

ODBC is based on the Call-Level Interface (CLI) specifications from Open Group and ISO/IEC for database APIs and uses Structured Query Language (SQL) as its database access language.

How does ODBC connect to SQL Server? ›

  1. Click Start and select Settings > Control Panel > Administrative Tools.
  2. Double-click Data Sources (ODBC) to open the ODBC Data Source Administrator.
  3. Select the System DSN tab.
  4. Click Add.
  5. Select SQL Server and click Finish.
  6. Complete the DSN Configuration wizard (see example screen shots below)

How can I create a database? ›

Create a blank database

On the File tab, click New, and then click Blank Database. Type a file name in the File Name box. To change the location of the file from the default, click Browse for a location to put your database (next to the File Name box), browse to the new location, and then click OK. Click Create.

How do I create a database in Visual Basic 2010? ›

  1. Step 1 : Start Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and select New Project from File menu. ...
  2. Step 2 : Enter name DemoDB, specify location, clear check box for 'Add to Source Control'.
  3. Step 3 : Let us create a schema and then add database objects to the new schema. ...
  4. Step 5 : Let us add a primary key to the table.
30 Jul 2010

What is database in Visual Basic? ›

It is a disconnected, cached set of records that are retrieved from a database. When a connection is established with the database, the data adapter creates a dataset and stores data in it. After the data is retrieved and stored in a dataset, the connection with the database is closed.

What are the 4 types of database? ›

A relational database management system is one of four common types of systems you can use to manage your business data.
...
The other three include:
  • hierarchical database systems.
  • network database systems.
  • object-oriented database systems.

How do I create a simple SQL database? ›

Create a database on the Cloud SQL instance
  1. In the Google Cloud console, go to the Cloud SQL Instances page. ...
  2. To open the Overview page of an instance, click the instance name.
  3. Select Databases from the SQL navigation menu.
  4. Click Create database.
  5. In the New database dialog, specify the name of the database.
  6. Click Create.

What are the three methods to create database? ›

Way 1: Create Access database with templates. Way 2: Create a blank Access database with “Blank database” or “Blank Web database” command. Way 3: Import existing data into Microsoft Access and save as Access database.

How do I create a SQL database table? ›

SQL Server CREATE TABLE
  1. First, specify the name of the database in which the table is created. ...
  2. Second, specify the schema to which the new table belongs.
  3. Third, specify the name of the new table.
  4. Fourth, each table should have a primary key which consists of one or more columns.

What are the two ways to create database? ›

The different ways of creating a database is by using a New tab in the Backstage view. The blank database is created using the to go option. The other way of creating a database is by using the several templates that are installed by default in Access.

What are six steps to creating a database? ›

Let's take a look at six easy steps on how to design a database.
  1. 1 – What Is Your Purpose? ...
  2. 2 – List What You're Storing Data About. ...
  3. 3 – Define The Attributes. ...
  4. 4 – Develop The Relationships. ...
  5. 5 – Decide On A Unique Identifier. ...
  6. 6 – Include The Identifiers In Each Table.
20 Sept 2022

Can we use SQL in Visual Studio? ›

SQL Server Data Tools for Visual Studio. Turn Visual Studio into a powerful development environment for SQL Server, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

How do I connect Visual Studio to SQL database? ›

Connecting to SQL Server using Visual Studio
  1. In the 'Server name' field enter 'SQL-SERVER'.
  2. Change the 'Authentication' method to 'SQL Server Authentication'.
  3. Enter your username and SQL Server password in the relevant fields.
  4. Enter your username in the 'Select or enter a database name' field.

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