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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

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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