If you are using LocalDB and want to create an empty database you should perform the following steps.
- Go to Visual Studio
Add Connectionfrom the context menu
Microsoft SQL Server Database File(i.e. LocalDB)
- Set the
Database file nameby entering a database name and path that corresponds to the name in the
|DataDirectory|with path to the place the database file should be created at (i.e.
Advancedand set the properties according to the following example connection string
Data Source=(localdb)\v11.0; Initial Catalog=Arbitrary; Integrated Security=True; MultipleActiveResultSets=True; AttachDbFilename=C:\PATH\TO\Arbitrary.mdf