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how can i get second column in first row of a data reader. This is the only value I need

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how can i get second column in first row of a data reader. This is the only value I need
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Question by:Angela4eva
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Kyle Abrahams earned 500 total points
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Assuming you know how to execute a command:


Dim dr as SqlDataReader = cmd.ExecuteReader()
Dim value as String

if dr.HasRows then
       dr.Read()
       value = dr("NameOfSEcondColumn)
else
    value = "No Rows!"
end if


Note that you could also change the select statement to retrieve just the one value . . . then the code would be:

Dim value as string = cmd.ExecuteScalar()
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