Sunday, June 25, 2006

Attaching databases to SQL Server 2005

Often, sample projects contain a database file (MDF) but no log file (LDF).

In this case you need to attach the database running the following query against master in SQL Server Management Studio:

EXEC sp_attach_db @dbname = N'DBName',
@filename1 = N'D:\Working Folders\Project\App_Data\DBName.mdf'

This will not only attach the database but also create a log file.

Note: replace DBName and path as required.

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