?
Solved

Update SQL Server 2008 Database Compatibility level

Posted on 2011-03-23
2
Medium Priority
?
706 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hello

I have several databases in a SQL Server 2008 environment that are still set at 90, and should be 100 (they are all Microsoft apps so no worries about application support).

Can I just change this in SQL Server Management Studio?  Or should I do this by TSQL - first place the DB in single user, then update compatibility, then set it back to Multi-user?

thanks

0
Comment
Question by:markymark10
2 Comments
 
LVL 60

Accepted Solution

by:
chapmandew earned 1400 total points
ID: 35200441
No need to change to single user.  YOu can set it through TSQL or in the UI.  No harm to be done either way (unless you're using features that have been removed).
0
 
LVL 143

Expert Comment

by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 35200460
for tsql:
ALTER DATABASE database_name SET COMPATIBILITY_LEVEL =90  

Open in new window


for older database systems:
EXEC sp_dbcmptlevel database_name, compatibility_level value;

Open in new window


0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Naughty Me. While I was changing the database name from DB1 to DB_PROD1 (yep it's not real database name ^v^), I changed the database name and notified my application fellows that I did it. They turn on the application, and everything is working. A …
SQL Server engine let you use a Windows account or a SQL Server account to connect to a SQL Server instance. This can be configured immediatly during the SQL Server installation or after in the Server Authentication section in the Server properties …
SQL Database Recovery Software repairs the MDF & NDF Files, corrupted due to hardware related issues or software related errors. Provides preview of recovered database objects and allows saving in either MSSQL, CSV, HTML or XLS format. Ensures recov…
Stellar Phoenix SQL Database Repair software easily fixes the suspect mode issue of SQL Server database. It is a simple process to bring the database from suspect mode to normal mode. Check out the video and fix the SQL database suspect mode problem.

621 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question