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How do I search in a database and get the values out?

Posted on 2009-05-03
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I have the code below. But I dont know how to get the info out.

Lets say I find the thing I was searching for.....how can I get it out? And will the return value be null if it doesnt exist?
Boolean flag = false;

        if (Page.IsValid)

        {

            String myConnectionString = "PROVIDER=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source= C:\\Documents and Settings\\MFL\\Dokumenter\\Visual Studio 2005\\WebSites\\WebSite\\WebSite\\Tenta1\\Nwind.mdb";

            OleDbConnection myConnection = new OleDbConnection(myConnectionString);

            string myInsertQuery = "SELECT * FROM Customers WHERE (CustomerID) ='" + SearchTextBox.Text + "'";          

            OleDbCommand myCommand = new OleDbCommand(myInsertQuery);

            myCommand.Connection = myConnection;

            myConnection.Open();

            myCommand.ExecuteNonQuery();

            myCommand.Connection.Close();

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Question by:Mickeys
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first of all let me clerify one thing for you:
ExecuteNonQuery(); used to executes a Transact-SQL statement against the connection and returns the number of rows affected by executing UPDATE, INSERT, or DELETE statements.
ExecuteReader():Executes the CommandText against the Connection, and returns an DbDataReader.by executing SELECT statement .
ExecuteScalar():Executes the query and returns the first column of the first row in the result set returned by the query. All other columns and rows are ignored.

and in your case you should use ExecuteReader() because you return one record from the reader.

in the example below i assume you have text boxs and you want to bind the data return to those textBoxs
Boolean flag = false;

        if (Page.IsValid)

        {

            String myConnectionString = "PROVIDER=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source= C:\\Documents and Settings\\MFL\\Dokumenter\\Visual Studio 2005\\WebSites\\WebSite\\WebSite\\Tenta1\\Nwind.mdb";

            OleDbConnection myConnection = new OleDbConnection(myConnectionString);

            string myInsertQuery = "SELECT * FROM Customers WHERE (CustomerID) ='" + SearchTextBox.Text + "'";          

            OleDbCommand myCommand = new OleDbCommand(myInsertQuery);

            myCommand.Connection = myConnection;

            myConnection.Open();

            OleDbDataReader rdr=myCommand.ExecuteReader();

rdr.Read();

txtBox1.Text=rdr[0].ToString();

......

....

txtBox2.Text=rdr[1].ToString();

txtBoxn.Text=rdr[n].ToString();

            myConnection.Close();

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by:Mickeys
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aha. but when I try to run the code I get
+            rdr[0]      'rdr[0]' threw an exception of type 'System.InvalidOperationException'      object {System.InvalidOperationException}

Is the statement wrong?
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by:Mickeys
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Hmm it seems if I write somehting that doesnt exicst i get that?? Could that be correct?
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by:cauos
ID: 24289723
if there is no record return this error will occur; and to be in the safe side use the line of code
 if (rdr.HasRows)
        {
        txtBox1.Text=rdr[0].ToString();
......
....
txtBox2.Text=rdr[1].ToString();
txtBoxn.Text=rdr[n].ToString();

        }
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