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How to Configure a Contained Database Feature in SQL Server

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How to Create a Contained Database in SQL Server 2012 and Higher Versions

Once Contained Database feature is enabled successfully at SQL Server 2012 Instance Level then the next step will be to create a contained database.

Step 1. Connect to SQL Server 2012 Instance

Step 2. In Object Explorer, right click Databases and choose New Databases…. option from the drop down menu

Step 3. In General Page enter the name of Contained Database as ContainedDatabaseSQL2012 and click on Options page on the left side pane of New Database window

Step 4. In Options page choose Containment Type as “PARTIAL” from the drop down as shown in the below snippet.

Creating Contained Database Using SSMS

Step 5. Finally click OK to create your first Contained Database in SQL Server 2012.

How to Create a Contained Database in SQL Server Using T-SQL Query

Execute the below mentioned T-SQL query to create a Contained Database.

CREATE DATABASE [ContainedDatabaseSQL2012]
NAME = N'ContainedDatabaseSQL2012',
FILENAME = N'D:\MSSQL\DATA\ContainedDatabaseSQL2012.mdf',
SIZE = 3072KB,
NAME = N'ContainedDatabaseSQL2012_log',
FILENAME = N'D:\MSSQL\DATA\ContainedDatabaseSQL2012_log.ldf',
SIZE = 1024KB,

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