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SqlDataReader.GetSqlValues Method

Fills an array of Object that contains the values for all the columns in the record, expressed as SQL Server types.

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

public virtual int GetSqlValues(
	Object[] values


Type: System.Object[]
An array of Object into which to copy the values. The column values are expressed as SQL Server types.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
An integer indicating the number of columns copied.


values is null.

Returns the values for all the columns in the record in a single call, using the SQL type system instead of the CLR type system. The length of the Object array does not need to match the number of columns in the record. You can pass an Object array that contains fewer than the number of columns contained in the record. Only the amount of data the Object array holds is copied to the array, starting at the column with ordinal 0. You can also pass an Object array whose length is more than the number of columns contained in the resulting row. Any remaining columns are untouched.

.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.