Add Progress % to SQL Query in C#

I have a SQL query that is going to be returning a large data set from a database table (over a million records), is there a way to create a Progress indicator in C# if I'm using SQL Data Client to execute the queries? I also need to do this same thing for a MERGE (INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE) query that could take some time. Is this possible in a Console App or Windows Forms app?
Michael InmanAsked:
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ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
No. Not as long as you don't some kind of batch mode. BUT: which client needs a million rows?
Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
Hi Michael;

Unfortunately there is no way to do this. SQL Server does not report back to the client on the % completed, it only returns a result set after it is done.

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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
The best proof that it doesn't exist is that SSMS only shows a timer incrementing time each second instead of a percentage
Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
the "SQL query" may need to have more tasks within, so I would think a stored procedure as a solution, in which the whole task may need to be split up into smaller tasks, and another table wil be used to stored the progress.

and then your c# codes wil be used to read that progress table to generate the progress. a background worker or some multi-threaded codes may be needed here.
Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
All post answered the question.
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