Reconstruct database with tables using C#

This post shows you how to reconstruct the database using the scripts you have generated,

This code split into 2 major functionalities.

1. Reconstruct the database.

2. Reconstruct the tables.

The below is to construct database only without the table.

void CreateeDB(string strConn, string strDBPath, string strDBName)


    String str;

    SqlConnection myConn = new SqlConnection(strConn);

    str = “CREATE DATABASE “ + strDBName + ” ON PRIMARY “ +

        “(NAME = “ + strDBName + “_Data, “ +

        “FILENAME = ‘”+ strDBPath + “\\” + strDBName + “.mdf’, “ +

        “SIZE = 10MB, MAXSIZE = 10MB, FILEGROWTH = 10%) “ +

        “LOG ON (NAME = “ + strDBName + “_Log, “ +

        “FILENAME = ‘” + strDBPath + “\\” + strDBName + “.ldf’, “ +

        “SIZE = 4MB, “ +

        “MAXSIZE = 5MB, “ +

        “FILEGROWTH = 10%)”;


    SqlCommand myCommand = new SqlCommand(str, myConn);





    catch (System.Exception ex)






        if (myConn.State == ConnectionState.Open)





The part below will create all the tables.

void CreateTable(string strDBName, string strConn)


    string strSql = ReadSqlToString(strDBName);

    SqlConnection conn = new SqlConnection(strConn);


    SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand(strSql, conn);




string ReadSqlToString(string strDBName)


    string temp = “”;

    string path = strDBName;

    temp = File.ReadAllText(path);

    return temp;


Of course, you can do this in SQL Server Management Studio. Somehow you might just want to run the exe to rebuild the database and tables without installing the SQL Server Management Studio.

You can download the full code here:

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Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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