Andrew Connell

Bad idea - Never, ever, go into the SharePoint SQL databases

Saw this article come across the CodeProject RSS feed: Setting the SharePoint database straight

Stay out of the SharePoint database… no matter what you think. You are breaking your support boundary if you jump into the database. You should NEVER access it directly… always use the API. If you can’t do it via the API, you shouldn’t do it. Think you found an issue with the SharePoint API/database? Bring it to Microsoft’s attention via a PSS call…don’t fix it yourself.

“AC, what do you know?” Fine, don’t listen to me, but listen to Fitz … he’s in the SharePoint product group in Redmond and his words should make an impact.

Andrew Connell
Developer & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training to professional developers. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.