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IDataRecord.GetOrdinal Method

Return the index of the named field.

Namespace: System.Data
Assembly: System.Data (in system.data.dll)

int GetOrdinal (
	string name
)
int GetOrdinal (
	String name
)
function GetOrdinal (
	name : String
) : int

Parameters

name

The name of the field to find.

Return Value

The index of the named field.

GetOrdinal performs a case-sensitive lookup first. If it fails, a second case-insensitive search is made.

GetOrdinal is kana-width insensitive.

Because ordinal-based lookups are more efficient than named lookups, it is inefficient to call GetOrdinal within a loop. Save time by calling GetOrdinal one time and assigning the results to an integer variable for use within the loop.

The following example demonstrates how to use the inherited GetOrdinal method.

public static void ReadData(string connectionString)
{
    string queryString = "SELECT DISTINCT CustomerID FROM Orders";

    using (OdbcConnection connection = new OdbcConnection(connectionString))
    {
        OdbcCommand command = new OdbcCommand(queryString, connection);

        connection.Open();
        OdbcDataReader reader = command.ExecuteReader();

        int customerID = reader.GetOrdinal("CustomerID");

        while (reader.Read())
        {
            Console.WriteLine("CustomerID={0", reader.GetString(customerID));
        

        // Call Close when done reading.
        reader.Close();
    


Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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