ServerConnection.ExecuteNonQuery Method (String, ExecutionTypes)

Executes a statement with the specified execution options that does not return a result set.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Common
Assembly:  Microsoft.SqlServer.ConnectionInfo (in Microsoft.SqlServer.ConnectionInfo.dll)


Public Function ExecuteNonQuery ( _
    sqlCommand As String, _
    executionType As ExecutionTypes _
) As Integer
Dim instance As ServerConnection 
Dim sqlCommand As String 
Dim executionType As ExecutionTypes 
Dim returnValue As Integer 

returnValue = instance.ExecuteNonQuery(sqlCommand, _
public int ExecuteNonQuery(
    string sqlCommand,
    ExecutionTypes executionType
int ExecuteNonQuery(
    String^ sqlCommand, 
    ExecutionTypes executionType
member ExecuteNonQuery : 
        sqlCommand:string * 
        executionType:ExecutionTypes -> int
public function ExecuteNonQuery(
    sqlCommand : String, 
    executionType : ExecutionTypes
) : int


  • sqlCommand
    Type: String
    A String value that specifies the Transact-SQL command to be executed.

Return Value

Type: Int32
An Int32 value that specifies the total number of rows affected by the Transact-SQL command for UPDATE, INSERT, and DELETE statements. For all other types of statements, the return value is -1.


The Transact-SQL command is typically a data definition language (DDL) statement or stored procedure that affects the server settings. The Text property of the CapturedSql object can be used as the sqlCommand parameter to allow execution of a captured Transact-SQL statement. The sqlCommand parameter contains a single Transact-SQL statement.

Only SQLCMD commands are recognized by the ExecuteNonQuery method. If the sqlCommand parameter contains a statement that is not a SQLCMD command then the method fails and an ExecutionFailureException exception is raised, unless the executionType parameter has been set to include the ExecutionTypes.ContinueOnError value.



'Connect to the local, default instance of SQL Server.
Dim srv As Server
srv = New Server
'Set the execution mode to CaptureSql for the connection.
srv.ConnectionContext.SqlExecutionModes = SqlExecutionModes.CaptureSql
'Make a modification to the server that is to be captured.
srv.UserOptions.AnsiNulls = True
'Iterate through the strings in the capture buffer and display the captured statements.
Dim s As String
For Each s In srv.ConnectionContext.CapturedSql.Text
'Execute the captured statements.
'Revert to immediate execution mode. 
srv.ConnectionContext.SqlExecutionModes = SqlExecutionModes.ExecuteSql


$srv = new-object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server
$srv.ConnectionContext.SqlExecutionModes = [Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Common.SqlExecutionModes]::CaptureSql
$srv.UserOptions.AnsiNulls = $TRUE
foreach ($s in $srv.ConnectionContext.CapturedSql.Text)
   Write-Host $s
$srv.ConnectionContext.SqlExecutionModes = [Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Common.SqlExecutionModes]::ExecuteSql

See Also


ServerConnection Class

ExecuteNonQuery Overload

Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Common Namespace

Other Resources

Using Capture Mode