sql return a query result to a variable

Posted on 2009-04-27
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
It´s possible return a query result to a variable instead a datareader. For ex. in some cases i need return only a sum or two.
Question by:rflorencio
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    for a single value: yes:
    ExecuteScalar() returns an object with the single value.

    as soon as you need more values/rows, either use a stored procedure with adequate output parameters, or do use the datareader (or dataset/datatable)

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