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VB.NET MSSQL Read column namn by query?

Posted on 2011-09-14
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Hi.

I would like to get the column name from a database.

Can I do this in a query or something?

If I know the database is Named  "DBTEST"

Can I then do a query like..

Select from DBTEST "Column namn"


What i would like to do is to in my VB.NET application connect to the database,
Check wich column that exits in the database and then write values to these columns whit a new query...

I hop someone understand what I mean.

/Kavvis
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by:deighton
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if you use a DataAdapter to populate a DataTable, with the SQL being SELECT * FROM DBTEST WHERE 1=0

then you will have a collection of column objects in the datatable that you can cycle through
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by:kavvis
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ok! Hmmm... I'm pretty new at this can you give some example that I can work whit... I would like to fill a Listbox whit this info.. So I have all The columns that exits in The database in a Listbox....
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Alpesh Patel earned 2000 total points
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select * from sys.columns
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by:kavvis
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PatelAlpesh:
I'm Not sure what you mean right now...

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by:kavvis
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I have found some info like this...

select * from INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS where TABLE_NAME = 'DBTEST'

Is this the right way to go?
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by:kavvis
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thank I think I understand right now!
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by:Alpesh Patel
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You can use both Infomation_schema and sys.columns
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