Using ExecuteReader

Posted on 2012-04-13
Last Modified: 2012-04-16
I have stored procedures, which like
SELECT * FROM settings ORDER BY [name]

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SELECT [Value] FROM settings WHERE [Name]=@name

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I wrote the code for the generic cases below but unfinished.
Thanks for advice.
public string ExecuteReader(string storedProcedure)
            return ExecuteReader(storedProcedure, null);

        public string ExecuteReader(string storedProcedure, Dictionary<string, object> parameters)
            string temp = string.Empty;
            using (SqlConnection conn = new SqlConnection(_connectionString))
                using (SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand(storedProcedure, conn))
                    cmd.CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure;
                    if (parameters != null)
                        foreach (string parameter in parameters.Keys)
                            cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue(parameter, parameters[parameter] ?? DBNull.Value);
                    using (SqlDataReader reader = cmd.ExecuteReader())
            return temp;

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Question by:zhshqzyc
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what do you need to do ?
what is missing from the code?
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by:Chinmay Patel
ID: 37842900
Are you looking for something like this?



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Author Comment

ID: 37843796
Yes. Do we need pass the column name?
And also if I used
select * from table

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Then the program will return a list instead of a string.
We have to override the code?
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Chinmay Patel earned 500 total points
ID: 37843840
no it will get all the records anyways so you have to process them one by one.
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ID: 37848564
It's something special you need to do? Why are you putting the values of all the results into a string and not manipulating the data?

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