IDbDataAdapter.SelectCommand Property


Gets or sets an SQL statement used to select records in the data source.

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

Property SelectCommand As IDbCommand

Property Value

Type: System.Data.IDbCommand

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

When SelectCommand is assigned to a previously created IDbCommand, the IDbCommand is not cloned. The SelectCommand maintains a reference to the previously created IDbCommand object.

If the SelectCommand does not return any rows, no tables are added to the DataSet, and no exception is raised.

The following example creates an instance of the inherited OleDbDataAdapter class, and sets the SelectCommand and InsertCommand properties. It assumes you have already created an OleDbConnection object.

Public Shared Function CreateCustomerAdapter( _
    connection As OleDbConnection) As OleDbDataAdapter 

    Dim adapter As OleDbDataAdapter = New OleDbDataAdapter()
    Dim command As OleDbCommand

    ' 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)

    command.Parameters.Add( _
        "CustomerID", OleDbType.Char, 5, "CustomerID")
    command.Parameters.Add( _
        "CompanyName", OleDbType.VarChar, 40, "CompanyName")

    adapter.InsertCommand = command
    Return adapter
End Function

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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