What is the use of command objects?

 Posted by ArticlesMaint on 9/16/2009 | Category: ADO.NET Interview questions | Views: 9932


Answer: -
They are used to connect connection object to Data reader or dataset. Following are the methods provided by command object:-


ExecuteNonQuery: -


Executes the command defined in the Command Text property against the connection defined in the Connection property for a query that does not return any row (an UPDATE, DELETE, or INSERT). Returns an Integer indicating the number of rows affected by the query.


ExecuteReader: -


Executes the command defined in the Command Text property against the connection defined in the Connection property. Returns a "reader" object that is connected to the resulting row set within the database, allowing the rows to be retrieved.


ExecuteScalar: -


Executes the command defined in the Command Text property against the connection defined in the Connection property. Returns only single value (effectively the first column of the first row of the resulting row set any other returned columns and rows are discarded. It is fast and efficient when only a "singleton" value is required


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