Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Run .sql script file in c#.net

You can't run .sql files directly, with just specifying file name.
You must first read its content in a string and then execute CommandText command.
But this will work as long you don't have GO statement in your sql script.

using System.Data.SqlClient;
using System.IO;
using Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Common;
using Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo;

namespace ConsoleApplication1
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            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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