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OleDbDataReader.GetValues Method

Populates an array of objects with the column values of the current row.

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

public override int GetValues(
	Object[] values


Type: System.Object[]

An array of Object into which to copy the attribute columns.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
The number of instances of Object in the array.



For most applications, the GetValues method provides an efficient means for retrieving all columns, instead of retrieving each column individually.

You can pass an Object array that contains fewer than the number of columns that are contained in the resulting row. Only the amount of data the Object array holds is copied to the array. You can also pass an Object array whose length is more than the number of columns that are contained in the resulting row.

This method returns DBNull for null database columns.

using System;
using System.Data;
using System.Data.OleDb;

class Class1 {
   public static void Main() {
      using (OleDbConnection connection =
         new OleDbConnection("Provider=SQLOLEDB;Data Source=(local);Integrated Security=SSPI;Initial Catalog=Northwind")) {

         object[] meta = new object[10];
         bool read;

         OleDbCommand command = new OleDbCommand("select * from Region", connection);

         OleDbDataReader reader = command.ExecuteReader();

         if (reader.Read() == true) {
            do {
               int NumberOfColums = reader.GetValues(meta);

               for (int i = 0; i < NumberOfColums; i++)
                  Console.Write("{0} ", meta[i].ToString());

               read = reader.Read();
            } while (read == true);

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 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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