SelectCommand Property

DbDataAdapter.SelectCommand Property

Gets or sets a command used to select records in the data source.

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

public DbCommand SelectCommand { get; set; }
/** @property */
public DbCommand get_SelectCommand ()

/** @property */
public void set_SelectCommand (DbCommand value)

public function get SelectCommand () : DbCommand

public function set SelectCommand (value : DbCommand)

Not applicable.

Property Value

A IDbCommand that is used during Update to select records from data source for placement in the data set.

The following example creates the derived class OleDbDataAdapter and sets some of its properties.

public static OleDbDataAdapter CreateCustomerAdapter(
    OleDbConnection connection)
    OleDbDataAdapter adapter = new OleDbDataAdapter();
    OleDbCommand command;

    // Create the SelectCommand.
    command = new OleDbCommand("SELECT * FROM Customers " +
        "WHERE Country = ? AND City = ?", connection);

    command.Parameters.Add("Country", OleDbType.VarChar, 15);
    command.Parameters.Add("City", OleDbType.VarChar, 15);

    adapter.SelectCommand = command;

    // Create the InsertCommand.
    command = new OleDbCommand(
        "INSERT INTO Customers (CustomerID, CompanyName) " +
        "VALUES (?, ?)", connection);

        "CustomerID", OleDbType.Char, 5, "CustomerID");
        "CompanyName", OleDbType.VarChar, 40, "CompanyName");

    adapter.InsertCommand = command;
    return adapter;

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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