Thursday, July 5, 2012

sp_attach_db / sp_detach_db are deprecated

These two system stored procedures are used frequently by DBAs in general administrative work. However these are marked as deprecated so they will be removed from future versions of SQL Server. I checked in MSDN and from SQL Server 2005 these are marked as deprecated. Interestingly they still available in SQL Server 2012 release as well. However it recommends not use them for any development work and use the new method using CREATE DATABASE statement. 

sp_attach_dbsp_detach_db


Attaching a database using CREATE DATABASE;


CREATE DATABASE Archive
      ON (FILENAME = 'D:\SalesData\archdat1.mdf')
      FOR ATTACH ;
GO

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