SP_HELP returning the values in .net

OK, im trying to call  sp_help in a query using c# in .net 1.14 (2003). Unfortunetly I only get the first row back....how do I get all the other rows? Its like the reader only returns the first part of sp_help.....

'ConString' is the database connection string, 'table' is the table name

public static void SelectAnythingSPHelp(string ConString, string table ,ref ArrayList d1,ref ArrayList d2,ref ArrayList d3,ref ArrayList d4,ref ArrayList d5,ref ArrayList d6,ref ArrayList d7,ref ArrayList d8,ref ArrayList d9,ref ArrayList d10)
{
      SqlConnection myConnection = new SqlConnection(ConString);
      SqlCommand myCommand = new SqlCommand("sp_help "+table,myConnection);
      myConnection.Open();
      SqlDataReader myReader;
      myReader = myCommand.ExecuteReader();
      while (myReader.Read())
      {
            try{d1.Add(myReader[0].ToString());}catch{}
            try{d2.Add(myReader[1].ToString());}catch{}
            try{d3.Add(myReader[2].ToString());}catch{}
            try{d4.Add(myReader[3].ToString());}catch{}
            try{d5.Add(myReader[4].ToString());}catch{}
            try{d6.Add(myReader[5].ToString());}catch{}
            try{d7.Add(myReader[6].ToString());}catch{}
            try{d8.Add(myReader[7].ToString());}catch{}
            try{d9.Add(myReader[8].ToString());}catch{}
            try{d10.Add(myReader[9].ToString());}catch{}
      }
      myReader.Close();
      myConnection.Close();
      return;
}
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QPRCommented:
sp_help returns multiple tables - run it in Query anayser to see.
My GUESS is that you are returning the last one only
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appariCommented:
use NextResult method to check if more results exists,try adding another while loop as follows
**may be my syntax is wrong in c sharp
do{
while (myReader.Read())
      {
            try{d1.Add(myReader[0].ToString());}catch{}
            try{d2.Add(myReader[1].ToString());}catch{}
            try{d3.Add(myReader[2].ToString());}catch{}
            try{d4.Add(myReader[3].ToString());}catch{}
            try{d5.Add(myReader[4].ToString());}catch{}
            try{d6.Add(myReader[5].ToString());}catch{}
            try{d7.Add(myReader[6].ToString());}catch{}
            try{d8.Add(myReader[7].ToString());}catch{}
            try{d9.Add(myReader[8].ToString());}catch{}
            try{d10.Add(myReader[9].ToString());}catch{}
      }
}
while(myReader.NextResult())
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nmcdermaidCommented:
sp_help returns 7 rowsets. This example shows how to step through recordsets.


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311274
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QPRCommented:
You could disect sp_help into an sp of your own?
Or pipe the sp_help results into a temp table and then return * from that.
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Saber37886661Author Commented:
appari and nmcdermaid both got it right, thanks guys :)
appari got more points because he was first (by 2 minutes). Thanks heaps for the prompt help guys :)
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