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SqlDataReader.GetDataTypeName Method

Gets a string representing the data type of the specified column.

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

Public Overrides Function GetDataTypeName ( _
	i As Integer _
) As String


Type: System.Int32
The zero-based ordinal position of the column to find.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The string representing the data type of the specified column.



Returns the name of the back-end data type.

numeric is a synonym in SQL Server for the decimal data type. GetDataTypeName will return "decimal" for a column defined as either decimal or numeric.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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