How do you access the return result of a sql query via a program

Posted on 2004-09-22
Last Modified: 2010-04-23
I need to run a query against a table that will produce an average of a specific column.  Can someone show me the basic syntax to accomplish this and then how do you access the return result?  What is the variable name that is returned?


Question by:kwh3856

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ahmadfuwad earned 250 total points
ID: 12130366
Imports System.Data.SqlClient

'this is the example with the sqlserver

   dim cn As New SqlConnection
   dim cmd As New SqlCommand
   dim reader As SqlDataReader

'make connection with the sql server

   cn.ConnectionString = "Server=eteam04;Database=dbEmployees;user id=sa;password=password"

'write query and get the result

 cmd.Connection = cn
        cmd.CommandType = CommandType.Text
        cmd.CommandText = "Select ID,Pass From Login"

        reader = cmd.ExecuteReader

        While reader.Read()
            If reader(0) = TextBox1.Text And reader(1) = TextBox2.Text Then
'reader(0) shows the value of ID and reader(1) shows the value of pass in the login table
            End If

        End While


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Assisted Solution

123654789987 earned 250 total points
ID: 12130382
If u are sure that u will get only one value from the database then u can use ExecuteScalar

Public Sub CreateMySqlCommand(myScalarQuery As String, myConnection As SqlConnection)
    Dim myCommand As New SqlCommand(myScalarQuery, myConnection)
      Dim value as int
    value =  myCommand.ExecuteScalar() //returns the first column of the first row in the result set returned by the query
End Sub 'CreateMySqlCommand

Author Comment

ID: 12133223
Thank each of you for your assistance.  I will probably use both of your suggestions.


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