Get single value from SqlDataReader

Posted on 2012-08-15
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Last Modified: 2012-08-17

Im looking for how i can get a single value out of a datareader. Normaly i would use executescalar, but i'm using a datareader to fill a DetailsWiew. I need one of the values in another function, and it would be easiest if i could get the value from the datareader and pass it to the other functon. The datareader contains only one line.
Question by:Haugenwebdesign
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if you know the index and type of the object you can just

//if this was an int32
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Rajar Ahmed earned 2000 total points
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try this
Int32 newProdID = (Int32)cmd.ExecuteScalar();

 private void otherFunction(Int32 readerValue)

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How about this (just off the top of my head from work):

while (SQLDataReader.Read())
    if (SQLDataReader.GetValue("Some Index") == "Your Value")
         // Execute this code.

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Ryan F
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by:Alan Warren
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Hi Haugenwebdesign,

Try using .ExecuteReader to populate the reader.

The following example uses an Access2007 connection, modify for SQL as required.

Dim SingleValue as whatever
Using myConnection As New System.Data.OleDb.OleDbConnection(ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings("SomeConnection").ConnectionString)

            Const SQL As String = "SELECT * FROM [tblData_PDF] WHERE [ID] = @ID"
            Dim myCommand As New System.Data.OleDb.OleDbCommand(SQL, myConnection)

            ' Dim myCommand As New SqlCommand(SQL, myConnection)
            myCommand.Parameters.AddWithValue("@ID", ID)

            ' this needs to be an SqlDb.OleDbDataReader if using an SqlDb connection
            Dim myReader As System.Data.OleDb.OleDbDataReader = myCommand.ExecuteReader
            If myReader.Read Then
                SingleValue = myReader("TheFieldName")
                ' you may be able to bind your DetailsWiew here,
                ' if not, close the reader and open it again.
            End If
            myReader = myCommand.ExecuteReader
            ' Databind your DetailsWiew here
        End Using

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