ObjectContext.ExecuteStoreQuery(Of TElement) Method (String, Object())

.NET Framework (current version)

Executes a query directly against the data source that returns a sequence of typed results.

Namespace:   System.Data.Objects
Assembly:  System.Data.Entity (in System.Data.Entity.dll)

Public Function ExecuteStoreQuery(Of TElement) (
	commandText As String,
	ParamArray parameters As Object()
) As ObjectResult(Of TElement)


Type: System.String

The command to execute, in the native language of the data source.

Type: System.Object()

An array of parameters to pass to the command.

Return Value

Type: System.Data.Objects.ObjectResult(Of TElement)

An enumeration of objects of type TResult.

Type Parameters


The type of the returned data.

The ExecuteStoreQuery method uses the existing connection to execute an arbitrary command directly against the data source. The store command is executed in the context of the current transaction, if such a transaction exists.

Calling the ExecuteStoreQuery(Of TElement) method is equivalent to calling the ExecuteReader method of the DbCommand class, only ExecuteStoreQuery(Of TElement) returns entities and the ExecuteReader returns property values in the DbDataReader.

Call the ExecuteStoreQuery(Of TEntity) with the specified entity set name, if you want for the results to be tracked.

Call the Translate(Of TElement) method to translate a DbDataReader into entity objects when the reader contains data rows that map to the specified entity type.

Using parameterized commands helps guard against SQL injection attacks, in which an attacker "injects" a command into a SQL statement that compromises security on the server. Parameterized commands guard against a SQL injection attack by guaranteeing that values received from an external source are passed as values only, and not part of the SQL statement. As a result, SQL commands inserted into a value are not executed at the data source. Rather, they are evaluated only as a parameter value. In addition to the security benefits, parameterized commands provide a convenient method for organizing values passed with a SQL statement or to a stored procedure.

The parameters value can be an array of DbParameter objects or an array of parameter values. If only values are supplied, an array of DbParameter objects are created based on the order of the values in the array.

For more information, see:

Directly Executing Store Commands and

How to: Directly Execute Commands Against the Data Source

.NET Framework
Available since 4.0
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