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  • How to run a .sql script file from C#?
    Sunday, June 20, 2010 4:09 PM


  • We cannot execute a .sql script file using ADO.NET. To run a .sql script file using C#, we have to reference the SMO assembly and call its ServerConnection.ExecuteNonQuery(String script) function. The ExecuteNonQuery() method only accepts a string type parameter. So we first need to read the .sql script file into a C# string variable.

    ServerConnection.ExecuteNonQuery() executes a statement that does not return a result set, http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms199350.aspx

    The codes are like:

                string sqlConnectionString = "Data Source=(local);Initial Catalog=AdventureWorks;Integrated Security=True";

                FileInfo file = new FileInfo("C:\\myscript.sql");

                string script = file.OpenText().ReadToEnd();

                SqlConnection conn = new SqlConnection(sqlConnectionString);

                Server server = new Server(new ServerConnection(conn));



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