GetProviderSpecificValue Method

DataTableReader.GetProviderSpecificValue Method (Int32)


Gets the value of the specified column in provider-specific format.

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

public override object GetProviderSpecificValue(
	int ordinal


Type: System.Int32

The zero-based number of the column whose value is retrieved.

Return Value

Type: System.Object

The value of the specified column in provider-specific format.

Exception Condition

The index passed was outside the range of 0 to FieldCount - 1.


An attempt was made to retrieve data from a deleted row.


An attempt was made to read or access a column in a closed DataTableReader

Because the DataTableReader always returns the type stored within the underlying DataColumn, the value returned by calling the GetProviderSpecificValue method always returns data of the same type as the data stored within the DataTable. When you work with the DataTableReader class, calling the GetProviderSpecificValue method returns the same value and type as calling the GetValue method.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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