SqlDataSourceView.SelectCommand SqlDataSourceView.SelectCommand SqlDataSourceView.SelectCommand SqlDataSourceView.SelectCommand Property

Definition

Gets or sets the SQL string that the SqlDataSourceView object uses to retrieve data from the underlying database.

public:
 property System::String ^ SelectCommand { System::String ^ get(); void set(System::String ^ value); };
public string SelectCommand { get; set; }
member this.SelectCommand : string with get, set
Public Property SelectCommand As String

Property Value

An SQL string that the SqlDataSourceView uses to retrieve data.

Examples

This section contains two code examples. The first code example demonstrates how to set the SelectCommand text to a basic SQL query to retrieve data from a Microsoft SQL Server database and display it in a DropDownList control. The second code example demonstrates how to set the SelectCommand text to the name of a stored procedure to retrieve data from a SQL Server database and display it in a DropDownList.

The following code example demonstrates how to set the SelectCommand text to a basic SQL query to retrieve data from a SQL Server database and display it in a DropDownList control. The Button and TextBox controls are provided as a simple interface to update the address for the selected user in the DropDownList.

<%@Page  Language="C#" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<script runat="server">
 private void On_Click(Object source, EventArgs e) {
    try {
        SqlDataSource1.Update();
    }
    catch (Exception except) {
        // Handle the Exception.
    }

    Label2.Text="The record was updated successfully!";
 }
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
      <asp:SqlDataSource
          id="SqlDataSource1"
          runat="server"
          ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:MyNorthwind%>"
          SelectCommand="SELECT EmployeeID, LastName, Address FROM Employees"
          UpdateCommand="UPDATE Employees SET Address=@Address WHERE EmployeeID=@EmployeeID">
          <UpdateParameters>
              <asp:ControlParameter Name="Address" ControlId="TextBox1" PropertyName="Text"/>
              <asp:ControlParameter Name="EmployeeID" ControlId="DropDownList1" PropertyName="SelectedValue"/>
          </UpdateParameters>
      </asp:SqlDataSource>

      <asp:DropDownList
          id="DropDownList1"
          runat="server"
          DataTextField="LastName"
          DataValueField="EmployeeID"
          DataSourceID="SqlDataSource1">
      </asp:DropDownList>

      <br />
      <asp:Label id="Label1" runat="server" Text="Enter a new address for the selected user."
        AssociatedControlID="TextBox1" />
      <asp:TextBox id="TextBox1" runat="server" />
      <asp:Button id="Submit" runat="server" Text="Submit" OnClick="On_Click" />

      <br /><asp:Label id="Label2" runat="server" Text="" />

    </form>
  </body>
</html>
<%@Page  Language="VB" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<script runat="server">

 Sub On_Click(ByVal source As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)
    Try
        SqlDataSource1.Update()
    Catch except As Exception
        ' Handle the Exception.
    End Try

    Label2.Text="The record was updated successfully!"

 End Sub 'On_Click
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
      <asp:SqlDataSource
          id="SqlDataSource1"
          runat="server"
          ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:MyNorthwind%>"
          SelectCommand="SELECT EmployeeID, LastName, Address FROM Employees"
          UpdateCommand="UPDATE Employees SET Address=@Address WHERE EmployeeID=@EmployeeID">
          <UpdateParameters>
              <asp:ControlParameter Name="Address" ControlId="TextBox1" PropertyName="Text"/>
              <asp:ControlParameter Name="EmployeeID" ControlId="DropDownList1" PropertyName="SelectedValue"/>
          </UpdateParameters>
      </asp:SqlDataSource>

      <asp:DropDownList
          id="DropDownList1"
          runat="server"
          DataTextField="LastName"
          DataValueField="EmployeeID"
          DataSourceID="SqlDataSource1">
      </asp:DropDownList>

      <br />
      <asp:Label id="Label1" runat="server" Text="Enter a new address for the selected user."
        AssociatedControlID="TextBox1" />
      <asp:TextBox id="TextBox1" runat="server" />
      <asp:Button id="Submit" runat="server" Text="Submit" OnClick="On_Click" />

      <br /><asp:Label id="Label2" runat="server" Text="" />
    </form>
  </body>
</html>

The following code example demonstrates how to set the SelectCommand text to the name of a stored procedure to retrieve data from a SQL Server database and display it in a DropDownList control. The SelectCommand property can be an SQL query or the name of a stored procedure, if the data source supports stored procedures.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
    <head runat="server">
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
</head>
<body>
        <form id="form1" runat="server">

            <asp:DropDownList
                id="DropDownList1"
                runat="server"
                DataTextField="LastName"
                DataSourceID="SqlDataSource1" />

            <asp:SqlDataSource
                id="SqlDataSource1"
                runat="server"
                ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:MyNorthwind%>"
                SelectCommandType="StoredProcedure"                
                SelectCommand="sp_lastnames">
            </asp:SqlDataSource>

            <!--
                The sp_lastnames stored procedure is
                CREATE PROCEDURE sp_lastnames AS
                   SELECT LastName FROM Employees
                GO
            -->

        </form>
    </body>
</html>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
    <head runat="server">
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
</head>
<body>
        <form id="form1" runat="server">

            <asp:DropDownList
                id="DropDownList1"
                runat="server"
                DataTextField="LastName"
                DataSourceID="SqlDataSource1" />

            <asp:SqlDataSource
                id="SqlDataSource1"
                runat="server"
                ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:MyNorthwind%>"
                SelectCommandType = "StoredProcedure"
                SelectCommand="sp_lastnames">
            </asp:SqlDataSource>

            <!--
                The sp_lastnames stored procedure is
                CREATE PROCEDURE sp_lastnames AS
                   SELECT LastName FROM Employees
                GO
            -->

        </form>
    </body>
</html>

Remarks

Because different database products use different varieties of SQL, the syntax of the SQL string depends on the current ADO.NET provider being used, which is identified by the ProviderName property. If the SQL string is a parameterized query or command, the placeholder of the parameter also depends on the ADO.NET provider being used. For example, if the provider is the System.Data.SqlClient, which is the default provider for the SqlDataSource class, the placeholder of the parameter is '@parameterName'. However, if the provider is set to the System.Data.Odbc or System.Data.OleDb, the placeholder of the parameter is '?'. For more information on parameterized SQL queries and commands, see Using Parameters with the SqlDataSource Control.

The SelectCommand property can be an SQL string or the name of a stored procedure, if the data source supports stored procedures.

Important

It is more secure to use a stored procedure than a SQL statement for the SelectCommand property.

The value of the SelectCommand property is stored in view state.

Applies to

See also