MSSQL.connect_database(database_name=None, verbose=False)

Establish a connection to a database.

  • database_name (str or None) – name of a database; when database_name=None (default), the database name is input manually

  • verbose (bool or int) – whether to print relevant information in console, defaults to False


>>> from pyhelpers.dbms import MSSQL

>>> testdb = MSSQL(database_name='testdb')
Creating a database: [testdb] ... Done.
Connecting <server_name>@localhost:1433/testdb ... Successfully.

>>> testdb.connect_database(verbose=True)
Being connected with <server_name>@localhost:1433/testdb.

>>> testdb.connect_database(database_name='master', verbose=True)
Connecting <server_name>@localhost:1433/master ... Successfully.
>>> testdb.database_name

>>> testdb.connect_database(database_name='testdb', verbose=True)
Connecting <server_name>@localhost:1433/testdb ... Successfully.
>>> testdb.database_name

>>> testdb.drop_database(verbose=True)  # Delete the database [testdb]
To drop the database [testdb] from <server_name>@localhost:1433
? [No]|Yes: yes
Dropping [testdb] ... Done.
>>> testdb.database_name