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SqlDataSourceCommandType Enumeration

Describes the type of SQL command used by the SqlDataSource and AccessDataSource controls when performing a database operation.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public enum SqlDataSourceCommandType

Member nameDescription
TextThe text contained in a corresponding text property is a SQL query or command.
StoredProcedureThe text contained in a corresponding text property is the name of a stored procedure.

The SqlDataSourceCommandType enumeration is used by the SqlDataSource and AccessDataSource controls to describe the type of SQL command contained in the SelectCommand, InsertCommand, UpdateCommand, and DeleteCommand properties. The Text value indicates that the text is a SQL query or command string while the StoredProcedure value indicates that the text is the name of a stored procedure.

The following code example demonstrates how to set the SelectCommand text to the name of a stored procedure and the SelectCommandType property to the StoredProcedure value to retrieve data from a Microsoft SQL Server database and display it in a DropDownList.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
    <head runat="server">
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
</head>
<body>
        <form id="form1" runat="server">

            <asp:DropDownList
                id="DropDownList1"
                runat="server"
                DataTextField="LastName"
                DataSourceID="SqlDataSource1" />

            <asp:SqlDataSource
                id="SqlDataSource1"
                runat="server"
                ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:MyNorthwind%>"
                SelectCommandType="StoredProcedure"                
                SelectCommand="sp_lastnames">
            </asp:SqlDataSource>

            <!--
                The sp_lastnames stored procedure is
                CREATE PROCEDURE sp_lastnames AS
                   SELECT LastName FROM Employees
                GO
            -->

        </form>
    </body>
</html>

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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