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Getting field index from field name using sqlDataReader

Posted on 2004-08-04
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Hi,

Im trying to find a quick way of getting the field number from just having the field name using sqlClient.sqlDataReader.

I could do a loop though each field untill I reach the correct field then pass back the index number, but I was wonder if there was an easier way?

[example - my current solution]
Function ReturnFieldIndex(byval Name as String, byval DataReader as sqlClient.sqlDataReader) as Integer
  For a = 0 To DataReader.FieldCount - 1
     If DataReader.GetName(a) = Name Then
         Return a
     End If
  Next a
End Function
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by:AerosSaga
ID: 11715157
While datareader.read
If DataReader.Getname(a) = Name Then
do whatever
End If
End While

Regards,

Aeros
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RonaldBiemans earned 250 total points
ID: 11715388
dim x as integer =   yourdatareader.GetOrdinal("Yourcolumnname")
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