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OracleCommand.CommandText Property

Gets or sets the SQL statement or stored procedure to execute against the database.

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

public override string CommandText { get; set; 
/** @property */
public String get_CommandText ()

/** @property */
public void set_CommandText (String value)

public override function get CommandText () : String

public override function set CommandText (value : String)

Property Value

The SQL statement or stored procedure to execute. The default value is an empty string ("").

When the CommandType property is set to StoredProcedure, the CommandText property should be set to the name of the stored procedure. The user may be required to use escape character syntax if the stored procedure name contains any special characters. The command executes this stored procedure when you call one of the Execute methods.

The .NET Framework Data Provider for Oracle does not support the question mark (?) placeholder for passing parameters to an SQL statement called by an OracleCommand of CommandType.Text. In this case, named parameters must be used. For example:

SELECT * FROM Customers WHERE CustomerID = :pCustomerID

When using named parameters in an SQL statement called by an OracleCommand of CommandType.Text, you must precede the parameter name with a colon (:). However, in a stored procedure, or when referring to a named parameter elsewhere in your code (for example, when adding OracleParameter objects to the Parameters property), do not precede the named parameter with a colon (:). The .NET Framework Data Provider for Oracle supplies the colon automatically.

The following example creates an OracleCommand and sets some of its properties.

public void CreateOracleCommand() 
{
   OracleCommand command = new OracleCommand();
   command.CommandText = "SELECT * FROM Emp ORDER BY EmpNo";
   command.CommandType = CommandType.Text;


Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, 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
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