Populate VB.net variables from SQL Select Query

Posted on 2013-11-27
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Last Modified: 2013-11-27
I am calling this sql command from vb.net:

cmd.CommandText = "SELECT * FROM SNUGZ_EXT00101_SOP10200_2 WHERE PT_UD_KEY = '" & strKey & "'"
The sql query will return 1 row with several columns labeled PT_UD_1, PT_UD_2, etc.

I want to put the values in the columns into variables in my vb.net code.  For example:

strImprint = PT_UD_1
strImprintColor = PT_UD_2

How do I code my vb.net to do this?
Question by:T Hoecherl
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by:T Hoecherl
ID: 39682181
Additional information:

I only want to run the SQL query once.  I don't want to run it each time for each of the 12 variables I need to populate.
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käµfm³d   👽 earned 2000 total points
ID: 39682186
Use the ExecuteReader method of your command object.


Dim reader As SqlDataReader = cmd.ExecuteReader()

If reader.Read() Then  ' If there is at least one row
    strImprint = reader("PT_UD_1").ToString()
    strImprintColor = reader("PT_UD_2").ToString()
End If

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Also be aware that your query is susceptible to SQL Injection. Building SQL queries using string concatenation is a bad practice. I suggest reading up on parameterized queries.

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by:T Hoecherl
ID: 39682366
Did the trick.  Thanks.

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