GetDataTypeName Method
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SqlDataRecord.GetDataTypeName Method

Returns the name of the data type for the column specified by the ordinal argument.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Server
Assembly:  System.Data (in System.Data.dll)

public string GetDataTypeName(
	int ordinal


Type: System.Int32

The zero-based ordinal of the column.

Return Value

Type: System.String
A String that contains the data type of the column.




The ordinal is less than 0 or greater than the number of columns (that is, FieldCount).


There is a type mismatch.

This method returns the type name as known in the SQL Server type-system. For user-defined types (UDTs), it returns the three-part name that was used to register the type with SQL Server.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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