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MSDE osql checkdb

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I need to run a checkdb on an MSDE database.  I'm logged into the server running MSDE as an Administrator and typed the following at the command prompt:

c:\osql -E -d Mydb

and get the following error:

Cannot open database requested in login 'Mydb'.  Login Fails.

If I type in c:\osql -E
I get the >1
Then I type in the following, but nothing happens:
 >1 use Mydb
>2  dbcc checkdb

Any suggestions?  Thanks.







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Question by:drees727
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by:bwdowhan
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Hi drees727,

You just need to add the GO keyword after each command:

If I type in c:\osql -E
I get the >1
Then I type in the following, but nothing happens:
 >1 use Mydb
>2 GO
>1 dbcc checkdb
>2 GO
>1

Brian
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by:drees727
ID: 16913224
Thanks.  I just realized my database name has a space 'My db'.  If I use:

use 'My db'
or
use "My db"
or
use ('My db')

I get an incorrect syntax error.
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Use [My db]
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by:drees727
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Very helpful.  Thank you.
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