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OleDbDataReader.Read Method

Advances the OleDbDataReader to the next record.

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

'Declaration
Public Overrides Function Read As Boolean
'Usage
Dim instance As OleDbDataReader 
Dim returnValue As Boolean 

returnValue = instance.Read()

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if there are more rows; otherwise, false.

Implements

IDataReader.Read

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

While the OleDbDataReader is being used, the associated OleDbConnection is busy serving it until you call Close.

The following example creates an OleDbConnection, an OleDbCommand, and an OleDbDataReader. The example reads through the data, writing it out to the console. Finally, the example closes the OleDbDataReader and then the OleDbConnection.

Public Sub ReadData(ByVal connectionString As String)
    Dim queryString As String = _
        "SELECT OrderID, CustomerID FROM Orders" 

    Using connection As New OracleConnection(connectionString)
        Dim command As New OracleCommand(queryString, connection)
        connection.Open()

        Dim reader As OracleDataReader
        reader = command.ExecuteReader()

        ' Always call Read before accessing data. 
        While reader.Read()
            Console.WriteLine(reader.GetInt32(0) & ", " & reader.GetString(1))
        End While 

        ' Always call Close when done reading.
        reader.Close()
    End Using 
End Sub

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, 1.0
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