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Datareader vs dataset over Wan link

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Hi,

I have trying to do some connections to a remote database and do a whole lot of reads. No no writing back to the db. So I am doing this in .net using a SQLreader. However occasionally it seems to cause a timeout with other connections to the database from a separate application.

So I always have to open the db execute the sql reader then close the connection.

what I am wondering is if I am using the dataset method even though I might get lower speed would it be gentler on the db and less likely to cause issues. The other apps like my app connect over a wan link as does my application.

The issue they get seem to be timeout related as well.

I am also thinking since the sql reader has to iterate through each result it might then a dataset that gets it all back in one hit.

So please advise thanks on my best options.

Thanks,

Ward
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Basically they will be the same, you will still be executing the same query on the SQL server

it is allways good practice to close your connections no matter how you are calling the DB
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It would seem that their might be an issue with connecting to the database. Because this can be caused by different issues please have a look at this article, SQL Server Connection Pooling (ADO.NET), and see if this can resolve your issues.
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A DataSet doesn't actually connect to a database; it is just a container for a set of DataTables. You seem to be using incorrect terminology.

Now, if you are referring to a DataAdapter, well that uses a DataReader under the hood, so there is no difference with respect to what you are talking about.
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