How to execute sql script file in c#



To create SQL Database using is quite difficult, Here I this article am writing how to create SQL Database and how to Run the SQL Script File in These two DLL you have to import to perform these tasks.
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.ConnectionInfo.dll 
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo.dll.


So that it iterates SQL scripts in a directory and executes them with ConnectionContext.ExecuteNonQuery. Code :
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Data.SqlClient;
using System.Data;
using System.Web.Configuration;
using Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Common;
using Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml.Linq;

protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
   SqlConnection con1 = new SqlConnection("YOUR CONNECTIONSTRING");

protected void btn_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
  string strdbname=txtdbname.text;
  string strCreatecmd = "create database " + strdbname + "";
  SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand(strCreatecmd, con1);
  //  Code to execute sql script ie(create tables/storedprocedure/views on ms sqlserver)

 //generatescript.sql is sql script generated and placed under Add_data folder in my application
    FileInfo file = new FileInfo(Server.MapPath("App_Data\generatescript.sql"));
    string strscript = file.OpenText().ReadToEnd();
    string strupdatescript = strscript.Replace("[databaseOldnameWhileSriptgenerate]", strdbname);
    Server server = new Server(new ServerConnection(con1));
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo.dll,Microsoft.SqlServer.ConnectionInfo.dll is need
  • You will find these online or check in ur windows ie In c/programfiles/sqlserver/assembly/...
  • Your database script contains "GO" if not using smo.dll it will throw error.
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  1. Free Email Marketing 06/14/2012 03:10:18

    This is really interesting take on the concept. I never thought of it that way. I came across this site recently which I think it will be a great use of new ideas and informations. Thanks a lot...
  2. sri 03/21/2013 13:28:52
    how could be this done if we use oracleclient instead of sqlclient. Your information is very much appreciated. Thanks in advance!!