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Hi,

I am designing and developing a small new proejct in C# and SqlServer.
Since I am very new to C# and SqlServer (I used to work with Java),
I have the following questions:
1.Is it a good practice to create a class for each table in sqlserver?
2.If not, how to do it in a good way? Any good sample code?
3.Also, any sample code on C# to access SqlServer DB?

Thanks a lot.

Jennifer
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john_dobson earned 375 total points
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Here is some sample code for connecting to a SQL DB.  You really don't need a class for each table, just set up one that will accept the table name.  If you are getting into more specifics and not wanting all the columns from a table try some store procedures and then pass your stored procedure as the query below and you get the same results.

The SQLDataReader works faster if you want to display results on the fly and not wait until everything is loaded in the Dataset.

Hope this helps.  

Peace.


            private void LoadUsers()
            {
                  DataSet ds = new DataSet();
                  ds = getData("data source=ServerName;initial catalog=DBName;Integrated Security=SSPI;packet size=4096"","Select * From Login;");

                  UserList.DataSource = ds;
                  UserList.DataBind();
            }

            public DataSet getData(string connection,string query)
            {
                  DataSet dataset = new DataSet();
                  SqlConnection conn = new SqlConnection(ConfigurationSettings.AppSettings["ConnectionString"]);
                  SqlDataAdapter adapter = new SqlDataAdapter();
                  adapter.SelectCommand = new SqlCommand(query, conn);
                  adapter.Fill(dataset);
                  return dataset;
            }
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by:Arthur_Wood
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in general, the basic concept behind building classes in your application, it to have a Class for each functional OBJECT the your app will manipulate.  That MAY mean one class per table, but if you have objects that trule have data that span several tables (this depends on how you database is structure, and on the particulars of the application), then you might have one class using data from SEVERAL tables, or even several classes using non-overlapping data from a SINGLE table.

There is nbo single, hard-and-fast rule.  For a VERY simple application, it would TYPICALLY be the case that you would have one class per table, but this would be a fairly simple structure.

AW
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by:jfz139
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John and Arthur,

Thank you both for helping me. I think both of you answered my question.
And I would like to give both some pts. Since I can accept only one answer,
I am going to accept John's answer. Sorry about it.

Thanks a lot.

Jennifer
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