GetProviderSpecificValues Method

OracleDataReader.GetProviderSpecificValues Method

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets an array of objects that are a representation of the underlying provider specific values.

Namespace: System.Data.OracleClient
Assembly: System.Data.OracleClient (in

public override int GetProviderSpecificValues (
	Object[] values
public int GetProviderSpecificValues (
	Object[] values
public override function GetProviderSpecificValues (
	values : Object[]
) : int



An array of Object.

Return Value

The number of instances of Object in the array.

For most applications, the GetProviderSpecificValues method provides an efficient means for retrieving all columns, rather than retrieving each column individually.

You can pass an Object array that contains fewer than the number of columns 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 contained in the resulting row.

This method returns DBNull for null database columns.

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

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