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Restated: How can I use T-SQL to determine whether a instance is an Azure SQL Managed Instance or Azure SQL Database?

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To programmatically determine the engine edition, use SELECT SERVERPROPERTY('EngineEdition'). This query will return '5' for single databases/elastic pools and '8' for managed instances in Azure SQL Database.

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/t-sql/functions/serverproperty-transact-sql?view=sql-server-2017

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