Was this page helpful?
Your feedback about this content is important. Let us know what you think.
Additional feedback?
1500 characters remaining
SqlDataSourceCommandType Enumeration
Collapse the table of content
Expand the table of content

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

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>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
Show:
© 2015 Microsoft