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System.Data.SqlTypes Namespace

The System.Data.SqlTypes namespace provides classes for native data types in SQL Server. These classes provide a safer, faster alternative to the data types provided by the .NET Framework common language runtime (CLR). Using the classes in this namespace helps prevent type conversion errors caused by loss of precision. Because other data types are converted to and from SqlTypes behind the scenes, explicitly creating and using objects within this namespace also yields faster code.

Each data type in SqlTypes has its equivalent data type in SQL Server, with the same underlying data representation. Many of them also have equivalent data types in the CLR. However, SqlDateTime, SqlDecimal, and SqlString have different underlying data structures with their corresponding .NET Framework data types.

The following table maps the members of the SqlTypes namespace to Microsoft SQL Server data types and to the members of the SqlDbType enumeration. For a complete listing of SQL Server data types, inferred .NET Framework types, enumerations and accessory methods, see SQL Server Data Type Mappings (ADO.NET).

.NET Framework SqlTypes

Native SQL Server

.NET Framework SqlDbType

SqlBinary

binary, image, timestamp, varbinary

Binary, Image, TimeStamp, VarBinary

SqlBoolean

bit

Bit

SqlByte

tinyint

TinyInt

SqlDateTime

datetime, smalldatetime

DateTime, SmallDateTime

SqlDecimal

numeric, decimal

Decimal

SqlDouble

float

Float

SqlFileStream

varbinary

VarBinary

SqlGuid

uniqueidentifier

UniqueIdentifier

SqlInt16

smallint

SmallInt

SqlInt32

int

Int

SqlInt64

bigint

BigInt

SqlMoney

money, smallmoney

Money, SmallMoney

SqlSingle

real

Real

SqlString

char, nchar, text, ntext, nvarchar, varchar

Char, NChar, Text, Ntext, NVarChar, VarChar

SqlXml

xml

Xml

  ClassDescription
Public classSqlAlreadyFilledExceptionThe SqlAlreadyFilledException class is not intended for use as a stand-alone component, but as a class from which other classes derive standard functionality.
Public classSqlBytesRepresents a mutable reference type that wraps either a Buffer or a Stream.
Public classSqlCharsSqlChars is a mutable reference type that wraps a Char array or a SqlString instance.
Public classSqlFileStreamExposes SQL Server data that is stored with the FILESTREAM column attribute as a sequence of bytes.
Public classSqlNotFilledExceptionThe SqlNotFilledException class is not intended for use as a stand-alone component, but as a class from which other classes derive standard functionality.
Public classSqlNullValueExceptionThe exception that is thrown when the Value property of a System.Data.SqlTypes structure is set to null.
Public classSqlTruncateExceptionThe exception that is thrown when you set a value into a System.Data.SqlTypes structure would truncate that value.
Public classSqlTypeExceptionThe base exception class for the System.Data.SqlTypes.
Public classSqlTypesSchemaImporterExtensionHelperThe SqlTypesSchemaImporterExtensionHelper class is not intended for use as a stand-alone component, but as a class from which other classes derive standard functionality.
Public classSqlXmlRepresents XML data stored in or retrieved from a server.
Public classTypeBigIntSchemaImporterExtensionThe TypeBigIntSchemaImporterExtension class is not intended for use as a stand-alone component, but as a class from which other classes derive standard functionality.
Public classTypeBinarySchemaImporterExtensionThe TypeBinarySchemaImporterExtension class is not intended for use as a stand-alone component, but as a class from which other classes derive standard functionality.
Public classTypeBitSchemaImporterExtensionThe TypeBitSchemaImporterExtension class is not intended for use as a stand-alone component, but as a class from which other classes derive standard functionality.
Public classTypeCharSchemaImporterExtensionThe TypeCharSchemaImporterExtension class is not intended for use as a stand-alone component, but as a class from which other classes derive standard functionality.
Public classTypeDateTimeSchemaImporterExtensionThe TypeDateTimeSchemaImporterExtension class is not intended for use as a stand-alone component, but as a class from which other classes derive standard functionality.
Public classTypeDecimalSchemaImporterExtensionThe TypeDecimalSchemaImporterExtension class is not intended for use as a stand-alone component, but as a class from which other classes derive standard functionality.
Public classTypeFloatSchemaImporterExtensionThe TypeFloatSchemaImporterExtension class is not intended for use as a stand-alone component, but as a class from which other classes derive standard functionality.
Public classTypeIntSchemaImporterExtensionThe TypeIntSchemaImporterExtension class is not intended for use as a stand-alone component, but as a class from which other classes derive standard functionality.
Public classTypeMoneySchemaImporterExtensionThe TypeMoneySchemaImporterExtension class is not intended for use as a stand-alone component, but as a class from which other classes derive standard functionality.
Public classTypeNCharSchemaImporterExtensionThe TypeNCharSchemaImporterExtension class is not intended for use as a stand-alone component, but as a class from which other classes derive standard functionality.
Public classTypeNTextSchemaImporterExtensionThe TypeNTextSchemaImporterExtension class is not intended for use as a stand-alone component, but as a class from which other classes derive standard functionality.
Public classTypeNumericSchemaImporterExtensionThe TypeNumericSchemaImporterExtension class is not intended for use as a stand-alone component, but as a class from which other classes derive standard functionality.
Public classTypeNVarCharSchemaImporterExtensionThe TypeNVarCharSchemaImporterExtension class is not intended for use as a stand-alone component, but as a class from which other classes derive standard functionality.
Public classTypeRealSchemaImporterExtensionThe TypeRealSchemaImporterExtension class is not intended for use as a stand-alone component, but as a class from which other classes derive standard functionality.
Public classTypeSmallDateTimeSchemaImporterExtensionThe TypeSmallDateTimeSchemaImporterExtension class is not intended for use as a stand-alone component, but as a class from which other classes derive standard functionality.
Public classTypeSmallIntSchemaImporterExtensionThe TypeSmallIntSchemaImporterExtension class is not intended for use as a stand-alone component, but as a class from which other classes derive standard functionality.
Public classTypeSmallMoneySchemaImporterExtensionThe TypeSmallMoneySchemaImporterExtension class is not intended for use as a stand-alone component, but as a class from which other classes derive standard functionality.
Public classTypeTextSchemaImporterExtensionThe TypeTextSchemaImporterExtension class is not intended for use as a stand-alone component, but as a class from which other classes derive standard functionality.
Public classTypeTinyIntSchemaImporterExtensionThe TypeTinyIntSchemaImporterExtension class is not intended for use as a stand-alone component, but as a class from which other classes derive standard functionality.
Public classTypeUniqueIdentifierSchemaImporterExtensionThe TypeUniqueIdentifierSchemaImporterExtension class is not intended for use as a stand-alone component, but as a class from which other classes derive standard functionality.
Public classTypeVarBinarySchemaImporterExtensionThe TypeVarBinarySchemaImporterExtension class is not intended for use as a stand-alone component, but as a class from which other classes derive standard functionality.
Public classTypeVarCharSchemaImporterExtensionThe TypeVarCharSchemaImporterExtension class is not intended for use as a stand-alone component, but as a class from which other classes derive standard functionality.
Public classTypeVarImageSchemaImporterExtensionThe TypeVarImageSchemaImporterExtension class is not intended for use as a stand-alone component, but as a class from which other classes derive standard functionality.

  StructureDescription
Public structureSqlBinaryRepresents a variable-length stream of binary data to be stored in or retrieved from a database.
Public structureSqlBooleanRepresents an integer value that is either 1 or 0 to be stored in or retrieved from a database.
Public structureSqlByteRepresents an 8-bit unsigned integer, in the range of 0 through 255, to be stored in or retrieved from a database.
Public structureSqlDateTimeRepresents the date and time data ranging in value from January 1, 1753 to December 31, 9999 to an accuracy of 3.33 milliseconds to be stored in or retrieved from a database. The SqlDateTime structure has a different underlying data structure from its corresponding .NET Framework type, DateTime, which can represent any time between 12:00:00 AM 1/1/0001 and 11:59:59 PM 12/31/9999, to the accuracy of 100 nanoseconds. SqlDateTime actually stores the relative difference to 00:00:00 AM 1/1/1900. Therefore, a conversion from "00:00:00 AM 1/1/1900" to an integer will return 0.
Public structureSqlDecimalRepresents a numeric value between - 10^38 +1 and 10^38 - 1, with fixed precision and scale.
Public structureSqlDoubleRepresents a floating-point number within the range of -1.79E +308 through 1.79E +308 to be stored in or retrieved from a database.
Public structureSqlGuidRepresents a GUID to be stored in or retrieved from a database.
Public structureSqlInt16Represents a 16-bit signed integer to be stored in or retrieved from a database.
Public structureSqlInt32Represents a 32-bit signed integer to be stored in or retrieved from a database.
Public structureSqlInt64Represents a 64-bit signed integer to be stored in or retrieved from a database.
Public structureSqlMoneyRepresents a currency value ranging from -2 63 (or -922,337,203,685,477.5808) to 2 63 -1 (or +922,337,203,685,477.5807) with an accuracy to a ten-thousandth of currency unit to be stored in or retrieved from a database.
Public structureSqlSingleRepresents a floating point number within the range of -3.40E +38 through 3.40E +38 to be stored in or retrieved from a database.
Public structureSqlStringRepresents a variable-length stream of characters to be stored in or retrieved from the database. SqlString has a different underlying data structure from its corresponding .NET Framework String data type.

  InterfaceDescription
Public interfaceINullableAll the System.Data.SqlTypes objects and structures implement the INullable interface.

  EnumerationDescription
Public enumerationSqlCompareOptionsSpecifies the compare option values for a SqlString structure.
Public enumerationStorageStateThe StorageState enumeration is not intended for use as a stand-alone component, but as an enumeration from which other classes derive standard functionality.
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