IDataReader.Read IDataReader.Read IDataReader.Read IDataReader.Read Method

Definition

Advances the IDataReader to the next record.

public:
 bool Read();
public bool Read ();
abstract member Read : unit -> bool
Public Function Read () As Boolean
Returns

true if there are more rows; otherwise, false.

Examples

The following example creates instances of three derived classes OleDbConnection, an OleDbCommand, and an OleDbDataReader. The example reads through the data, writing it out to the console. Finally, the example closes the OleDbDataReader, then the OleDbConnection.

private static void ReadData(string connectionString)
{
    string queryString = "SELECT OrderID, CustomerID FROM Orders";
    using (OracleConnection connection = new OracleConnection(connectionString))
    {
        OracleCommand command = new OracleCommand(queryString, connection);
        connection.Open();
        OracleDataReader reader;
        reader = command.ExecuteReader();

        // Always call Read before accessing data.
        while (reader.Read())
        {
            Console.WriteLine(reader.GetInt32(0) + ", " + reader.GetString(1));
        }

        // Always call Close when done reading.
        reader.Close();
    }
}
Public Sub ReadData(ByVal connectionString As String)
    Dim queryString As String = _
        "SELECT OrderID, CustomerID FROM Orders"

    Using connection As New OracleConnection(connectionString)
        Dim command As New OracleCommand(queryString, connection)
        connection.Open()

        Dim reader As OracleDataReader
        reader = command.ExecuteReader()

        ' Always call Read before accessing data.
        While reader.Read()
            Console.WriteLine(reader.GetInt32(0) & ", " & reader.GetString(1))
        End While

        ' Always call Close when done reading.
        reader.Close()
    End Using
End Sub

Remarks

The default position of the IDataReader is prior to the first record. Therefore you must call Read to begin accessing any data.

While the data reader is in use, the associated connection is busy serving the IDataReader. This is the case until Close is called.

Applies to