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OdbcDataReader.Read Method

Advances the OdbcDataReader to the next record.

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

public override bool Read ()
public boolean Read ()
public override function Read () : boolean
Not applicable.

Return Value

true if there are more rows; otherwise false.

The default position of the OdbcDataReader is before the first record. Therefore, you must call Read to start accessing any data.

While the OdbcDataReader is being used, the associated OdbcConnection is busy serving it until you call Close.

The following example creates an OdbcConnection, an OdbcCommand, and an OdbcDataReader. The example reads through the data, writing it out to the console. Finally, the example closes the OdbcDataReader, and then the OdbcConnection.

private static void ReadData(string connectionString)
{
    string queryString = "SELECT OrderID, CustomerID FROM Orders";
    using (OracleConnection connection = new OracleConnection(connectionString))
    {
        OracleCommand command = new OracleCommand(queryString, connection);
        connection.Open();
        OracleDataReader reader;
        reader = command.ExecuteReader();

        // Always call Read before accessing data.
        while (reader.Read())
        {
            Console.WriteLine(reader.GetInt32(0) + ", " + reader.GetString(1));
        }

        // Always call Close when done reading.
        reader.Close();
    }
}

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

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1
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