Database.ExecuteNonQuery Method (String, ExecutionTypes)

Executes a batch in the context of the database where there are no results returned for the specified execution type only.

Namespace: Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
Assembly: Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo (in microsoft.sqlserver.smo.dll)


Public Sub ExecuteNonQuery ( _
    sqlCommand As String, _
    executionType As ExecutionTypes _
public void ExecuteNonQuery (
    string sqlCommand,
    ExecutionTypes executionType
void ExecuteNonQuery (
    String^ sqlCommand, 
    ExecutionTypes executionType
public void ExecuteNonQuery (
    String sqlCommand, 
    ExecutionTypes executionType
public function ExecuteNonQuery (
    sqlCommand : String, 
    executionType : ExecutionTypes


  • sqlCommand
    A String value that contains a Transact-SQL command.
  • executionType
    An ExecutionTypes object value that specifies the execution type.


Updated text:17 July 2006

The executionType parameter is used to filter the types of commands that are run. For example, you can specify that the execution continue after encountering an error with the ContinueOnError option.

This namespace, class, or member is supported only in version 2.0 of the Microsoft .NET Framework.


'Connect to the local, default instance of SQL Server.
Dim srv As Server
srv = New Server

'Reference the AdventureWorks database.
Dim db As Database
db = srv.Databases("AdventureWorks")

'Run a Transact-SQL command on the database.

'Run a Transact-SQL command with results and display.
Dim ds As DataSet
ds = db.ExecuteWithResults( _
"SELECT * FROM Person.Address")
Dim t As DataTable
Dim r As DataRow
Dim c As DataColumn
For Each t In ds.Tables
   For Each r In t.Rows
      For Each c In r.Table.Columns
          Console.WriteLine( _
          c.ColumnName + " = " + r(c).ToString)

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Microsoft Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.


Development Platforms

For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

Target Platforms

For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

See Also


Database Class
Database Members
Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo Namespace

Other Resources

How to: Create, Alter, and Remove a Database in Visual Basic .NET
Creating, Altering, and Removing Databases

Change History



17 July 2006

Changed content:
  • Added text to the Remarks section.

  • Added code to the Example section.