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ServerConnection.ExecuteScalar Method (StringCollection)

Executes a batch of Transact-SQL statements and returns the first column of the first row as an object value.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Common
Assembly:  Microsoft.SqlServer.ConnectionInfo (in Microsoft.SqlServer.ConnectionInfo.dll)

public Object[] ExecuteScalar(
	StringCollection sqlCommands
)

Parameters

sqlCommands
Type: System.Collections.Specialized.StringCollection
A StringCollection system object value that specifies the batches of Transact-SQL statements to be executed.

Return Value

Type: System.Object[]
An object array value that specifies the first column of the first row for each result set.

C#

ServerConnection conn = new ServerConnection();
conn.DatabaseName = "AdventureWorks2008R2";
StringCollection sqlQuery = new StringCollection();
sqlQuery.Add("SELECT Name FROM Production.Location");
sqlQuery.Add("SELECT CostRate FROM Production.Location");
Object[] costData = conn.ExecuteScalar(sqlQuery);
for (int i = 0; i < costData.Length; i++)
{
   Console.WriteLine(costData[i].ToString());
}

PowerShell

$conn = new-object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Common.ServerConnection
$conn.DatabaseName = "AdventureWorks2008R2"
$sqlQuery = new-object System.Collections.Specialized.StringCollection
$sqlQuery.Add("SELECT Name FROM Production.Location")
$sqlQuery.Add("SELECT CostRate FROM Production.Location")
$costData = $conn.ExecuteScalar($sqlQuery)
$i = 0
while ($i -le $costData.Length)
{
   Write-Host $costData[$i]
   $i++
}

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