Create Database using SQL Server Object Explorer in Visual Studio

Creating a Database is required for most developers; however, creating one is a bit of a struggle, especially if you start to learn and understand programming for a beginner like me. So I decided to create simple steps to share what I learn in different ways to access SQL Servers. If you are using Visual Studio as your development environment, it might be familiar to you if we are going to use SQL Server Object Explorer in Visual Studio to browse for the database. If not, let me guide you using simple instructions written below.

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Let’s Start: 

1. First, Open Visual Studio and go to View->SQL Server Object Explorer

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SQL Object Explorer

2. By default, SQL Object Explorer contains available SQL servers. You can also add Server by simply clicking on the icon with a plus sign located at the topmost part of your SQL Server Object Explorer

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Connect to database

3. After clicking on the add server icon, a dialog box will show. Input server name to add the server to your Object explorer. You can use Windows authentication for authentication type; however, if you set your server to SQL Server Authentication, you need to input your server’s password. You might need to input valid credentials for your authentication.

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Connect to Server

4. Image below is my local server I added in my SQL Server Object Explorer.

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SQL Server Object Explorer

5. Add database to your server, expand your server, and right-click on Database folder, then Select Add New Database. See the image below.

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Add Database

6. Create Database window will pop-up. Name your database to your likings.

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Name Database

7. Creating a Table. Navigate again to your SQL server, expand the Database folder, and under your Database right click on the Table 

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Add Table

8. A new window should be open in the middle pane containing default id column which is set to primary.

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Table design

9.  Set id to auto-increment by highlighting the id column and going to properties located just below your solution explorer. Expand Identity Specification and set (Is Identity) to true.How to Create Database

10. Now go back to the middle pane and add the additional columns we need for our table.How to Create Database

11. To save changes you made to your table, click on the update button located above your table design, then click Update Database on the next pop-up window, which is the image below.How to Create Database

12. To see if the table is successfully created, go to your SQL Server Object Explorer and expand your database and go under Table. If you haven’t seen your table yet, right-click on your database a click refresh.                         How to Create Database

13. You can also view table data by right-clicking on your table and selecting View DataHow to Create Database

14. And in the middle pane, you can see available data for your table.How to Create Database

You’re done! Thank you for reading!!

KEEP Coding!!

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