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500pts: Confirmation for connection pooling in c#?

Hi there,

I wonder if anyone can help. I have an application that i wish to keep at least 10 connections open to the database and as i need to increase or decreases the pool when i need to..

Now i believe I can do this in c# with the oracle Data Provider for .NET...

My question is .... basically i am going to be using it for a web service... I presume when I have those 10 connections -- they are automatically OPEN and in my Code i still use a new connection object which i do like this (which closes the object)

_conn is a string that can be accessed from Global - the connection string.

using (OracleCommand cmd = new OracleCommand("supp.PACK_TEMP.GET_INFO",Global._conn))

My worry is that when i am opening and closing connections all the time, this isn't opening and closing a connection to the database but is setting the connection in the pool to "in use" and "not in use"....

This is where i am a little worried... I want to ensure that once the connection is OPEN it stays open.... for others methods to access...

So when i am doing Open and Close in my code... i am not actually opening connections to the db but using existing OPEN connections..

I hope someone can help

Thanks in advance


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Yes.  With pooling, the Close doesn't actually close a connection but instead "returns" it to the pool for the next time you need one.  From a database perspective, the server doesn't even see the close.
I notice with Oracle you can run perfmon and watch the .NET Data Provider for Oracle, HardConnectsPerSecond to verify that your pooling works as expected.  The corresponding softconnects is how many connections your code thinks it is making.
ianinspainAuthor Commented:
thats .. great...

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