January 20, 2010

List all the SQL Server databases in the current instance using SQLCMD

I had recently written a post on Executing a Stored Procedure using SQLCMD. A user commented back asking if it was possible to print a list of databases in the current instance using SQLCMD. The answer is that it is very much possible and easy using the sp_databases system stored procedure. Here’s the query to do so:

sqlcmd -S <ComputerName>\<InstanceName> –Q “sp_databases”

On my computer, I used the following command

sqlcmd -S SUPROTIM-PC -Q "sp_databases"

and got the following output


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Suprotim Agarwal, ASP.NET Architecture MVP works as an Architect Consultant and provides consultancy on how to design and develop Web applications.

Suprotim is also the founder and primary contributor to DevCurry, DotNetCurry and SQLServerCurry. He has also written an EBook 51 Recipes using jQuery with ASP.NET Controls.

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