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Return an ADO.NET Result Set from a function

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I have done this previously using DAO, ADO and JDBC but am befudged by ADO.NET.

I want to send an SQL string into a function and get it to return a Result Set (would accept a string array). I just don't have any more time to play around with this and would appreciate any help.
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Question by:derekclee
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by:TimCottee
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Hi derekclee,

Private Function GetReader(ByVal Parameters() As String) As SqlClient.SqlDataReader
    Dim sqlCommand As System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand = New System.SqlClient.SqlCommand
    Dim reader As System.Data.SqlClient.SqlDataReader
    With sqlCommand
        .Connection = New System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection("Your connection string here")
        .Connection.Open
        .CommandText="Your command text here"
        .CommandType=CommandType.Text
        reader = .ExecuteReader(CommandBehaviour.CloseConnection)
    End With
    Return reader
End Function

This is just the bare bones of how to achieve this. The key point is the use of commandbehaviour.closeconnection when opening the datareader as this will close the connection when the data reader is closed in the calling procedure.

Tim Cottee
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by:derekclee
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Hi Tim,

I get a "Unknown connection option in connection string: provider." error. I believe the string to be correct but should point out that I am using an Access 2002 table at the back end. Is your code specific to SQL Server?

Cheers,
Derek
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yes that code is specific to sql server. to make it for access you should use the OleDbClient. also, you said you need a recordset, which is now called Dataset on ADO.NET. this function would do the trick i think:

Private Function GetDataset(ByVal Parameters() As String) As System.Data.DataSet

        Dim MyQuery As String = "SELECT * FROM MyTable"
        Dim MyConn As System.Data.OleDb.OleDbConnection = New System.Data.OleDb.OleDbConnection("Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=C:\mydatabase.mdb;User Id=admin;Password=;")
        Dim MyCommand As System.Data.OleDb.OleDbCommand = New System.Data.OleDb.OleDbCommand(MyQuery, MyConn)

        Dim MyDataset As System.Data.DataSet = Nothing
        Dim MyAdapter As System.Data.OleDb.OleDbDataAdapter = New System.Data.OleDb.OleDbDataAdapter(MyCommand)

        MyConn.Open()
        MyAdapter.Fill(MyDataset)
        MyConn.Close()

        Return MyDataset

    End Function

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by:derekclee
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getting closer but I get the following error: "Value cannot be null" (MyAdapter.Fill(MyDataset)). It would seem that the

Code as follows:

strSQL = "SELECT Name FROM Services_Data ORDER BY Name" (this is sent in from the calling method).

Public Class getData

    Private connectionString As String

    Sub New()

        connectionString = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=C:\Documents and Settings\derek\Desktop\VBasic\Services_Database.mdb;" & _
        "User Id=admin;Password=;"
       
    End Sub

    Public Function GetDataset(ByVal strSQL As String) As System.Data.DataSet

        Dim MyConn As System.Data.OleDb.OleDbConnection = New System.Data.OleDb.OleDbConnection(connectionString)
        Dim MyCommand As System.Data.OleDb.OleDbCommand = New System.Data.OleDb.OleDbCommand(strSQL, MyConn)

        Dim MyDataset As System.Data.DataSet
        Dim MyAdapter As System.Data.OleDb.OleDbDataAdapter = New System.Data.OleDb.OleDbDataAdapter(MyCommand)

        MyConn.Open()
        MyAdapter.Fill(MyDataset)
        MyConn.Close()

        Return MyDataset

    End Function

End Class

I have tested the SQL string within the Access database and know that it is correct. Any ideas?

Thanks.
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by:Sancler
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This looks iffy to me

        Dim MyDataset As System.Data.DataSet

I think it should be

        Dim MyDataset As New System.Data.DataSet

Roger
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by:newyuppie
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iffy it is
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by:Sancler
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One other point.  Name is a reserved word in Access.  If you now get an OleDb error reported, change

strSQL = "SELECT Name FROM Services_Data ORDER BY Name"

to

strSQL = "SELECT [Name] FROM Services_Data ORDER BY [Name]"

Roger
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by:Jeff Certain
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Minor point... recordset => datatable, not dataset...
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