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Sql.Databases is a Power Query M function that returns a table of databases on a specified SQL server. The function returns a table of database information, with optional parameters to control connection settings and behavior.

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Returns a table of databases on the specified SQL server, server. An optional record parameter, options, may be specified to control the following options:

  • CreateNavigationProperties : A logical (true/false) that sets whether to generate navigation properties on the returned values (default is true).
  • NavigationPropertyNameGenerator : A function that is used for the creation of names for navigation properties.
  • MaxDegreeOfParallelism : A number that sets the value of the "maxdop" query clause in the generated SQL query.
  • CommandTimeout : A duration that controls how long the server-side query is allowed to run before it is canceled. The default value is ten minutes.
  • ConnectionTimeout : A duration that controls how long to wait before abandoning an attempt to make a connection to the server. The default value is driver-dependent.
  • HierarchicalNavigation : A logical (true/false) that sets whether to view the tables grouped by their schema names (default is false).
  • MultiSubnetFailover : A logical (true/false) that sets the value of the "MultiSubnetFailover" property in the connection string (default is false).
  • UnsafeTypeConversions : A logical (true/false) that, if true, attempts to fold type conversions which could fail and cause the entire query to fail. Not recommended for general use.
  • ContextInfo : A binary value that is used to set the CONTEXT_INFO before running each command.
  • OmitSRID : A logical (true/false) that, if true, omits the SRID when producing Well-Known Text from geometry and geography types.
  • EnableCrossDatabaseFolding : A logical (true/false) value that, if true, allows query folding across databases on the same server. The default value is false.
The record parameter is specified as [option1 = value1, option2 = value2…] for example.
Does not support setting a SQL query to run on the server. Sql.Database should be used instead to run a SQL query.

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Microsoft documentation: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/powerquery-m/sql-databases