Ordinal Property

DataColumn.Ordinal Property

 

Gets the (zero-based) position of the column in the DataColumnCollection collection.

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

[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public int Ordinal { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32

The position of the column. Gets -1 if the column is not a member of a collection.

The following example returns the column name, ordinal, and data type of a column.

private void PrintColumnDetails(DataColumn column)
{
    // Print the Ordinal, ColumnName, and 
    // DataType of the column.
    Console.WriteLine(column.Ordinal);
    Console.WriteLine(column.ColumnName);
    Console.WriteLine(column.DataType);
}

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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