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DataColumn.Ordinal Property

Gets the (zero-based) position of the column in the DataColumnCollection collection.

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

'Declaration
<BrowsableAttribute(False)> _
Public ReadOnly Property Ordinal As Integer

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The position of the column. Gets -1 if the column is not a member of a collection.

The following example returns the column name, ordinal, and data type of a column.

Private Sub PrintColumnDetails(ByVal column As DataColumn)
    ' Print the Ordinal, ColumnName, and  
    ' DataType of the column.
    Console.WriteLine(column.Ordinal)
    Console.WriteLine(column.ColumnName)
    Console.WriteLine(column.DataType)
End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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