Read Method

OleDbDataReader.Read Method

Advances the OleDbDataReader to the next record.

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

public override bool Read ()
public boolean Read ()
public override function Read () : boolean

Return Value

true if there are more rows; otherwise, false.

The default position of the OleDbDataReader is before the first record. Therefore, you must call Read to start accessing any data.

While the OleDbDataReader is being used, the associated OleDbConnection is busy serving it until you call Close.

The following example creates an OleDbConnection, an OleDbCommand, and an OleDbDataReader. The example reads through the data, writing it out to the console. Finally, the example closes the OleDbDataReader and then the OleDbConnection.

private static void ReadData(string connectionString)
{
    string queryString = "SELECT OrderID, CustomerID FROM Orders";
    using (OracleConnection connection = new OracleConnection(connectionString))
    {
        OracleCommand command = new OracleCommand(queryString, connection);
        connection.Open();
        OracleDataReader reader;
        reader = command.ExecuteReader();

        // Always call Read before accessing data.
        while (reader.Read())
        {
            Console.WriteLine(reader.GetInt32(0) + ", " + reader.GetString(1));
        

        // Always call Close when done reading.
        reader.Close();
    


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, 1.0

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