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OdbcDataReader.GetDecimal Method

Gets the value of the specified column as a Decimal object.

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

public override decimal GetDecimal(
	int i


Type: System.Int32

The zero-based column ordinal.

Return Value

Type: System.Decimal
The value of the specified column as a Decimal object.




The specified cast is not valid.

Conversions are performed based on the underlying capabilities of the ODBC driver. If the conversion is not supported then the method call will fail.

Call IsDBNull to look for null values before calling this method.

GetDecimal has a maximum precision of 28. Attempting to retrieve decimal data with a larger precision (for example, 38 as in the case for SQL Server) will cause an exception. One solution would be to change the query to cast the decimal type to either a smaller datatype or convert to string or binary.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1