DbCommand.ExecuteNonQuery Method

Definition

Executes a SQL statement against a connection object.

public abstract int ExecuteNonQuery ();
Returns

The number of rows affected.

Remarks

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.

Applies to