C# / ORACLE/ODP query Select * from v$version

after a succesful connection to the database I want to run the query "Select * from v$version where banner like '%Oracle'"

how can I display the result in a multiline Textbox? (This is the part I am having the issue, it displays nothing)

This the code I have:


                string strSQL = "select * from v$version WHERE banner LIKE '%Oracle'";
                OracleCommand cmd = new OracleCommand(strSQL, conn);
                OracleDataReader reader = cmd.ExecuteReader();

                while (reader.Read())
                    txtQuery.Text = reader;

                conn = null;

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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
Two changes.

 txtQuery.Text =  txtQuery.Text + "\n" + reader.GetString(0);

select * from v$version WHERE banner LIKE '%Oracle%';

If you execute the query as-is, it returns no rows.

I can't test the first change but you get the idea...

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