DbCommand.ExecuteNonQuery Method


When overridden in a derived class, executes a SQL statement against a connection object.

 abstract int ExecuteNonQuery();
public abstract int ExecuteNonQuery ();
abstract member ExecuteNonQuery : unit -> int
Public MustOverride Function ExecuteNonQuery () As Integer



The number of rows affected.



You can use ExecuteNonQuery to perform catalog operations (for example, querying the structure of a database or creating database objects such as tables), or to change the data in a database by executing UPDATE, INSERT, or DELETE statements.

Although ExecuteNonQuery does not return any rows, any output parameters or return values mapped to parameters are populated with data.

For UPDATE, INSERT, and DELETE statements, the return value is the number of rows affected by the command. For all other types of statements, the return value is -1.

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