November 12, 2012

How to take list of databases in SQL Server

In SQLCMD and Powershell I wanted to take the list of databases. In MySQL “show databases” command was there. But in SQLCMD I was unable to find such a command.

--Stored Procedure
EXEC sp_databases

GO

 

--SELECT Statement
SELECT Name FROM master.dbo.sysdatabases

GO


You can use above commands in SSMS (if you are lazy to move your mouse to object explorer) and SQLCMD. Also you can use same thing on PowerShell too.

--Stored Procedure
Invoke-SQLCMD "EXEC sp_databases"

--SELECT Statement
Invoke-SQLCMD "SELECT Name FROM master.dbo.sysdatabases"
But in SQLPS you can go to your SQL Server instance’s database and just type “dir”.

2 comments:

  1. sys.databases is also could be used as it gives lot more infor.

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