Database.ExecuteWithResults Method (String)

Executes a collection of batches in the context of the database where there are results returned.

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

public DataSet ExecuteWithResults (
	string sqlCommand
public DataSet ExecuteWithResults (
	String sqlCommand
public function ExecuteWithResults (
	sqlCommand : String
) : DataSet



A String value that contains a Transact-SQL command.

Return Value

A DataSet system object value that contains the returned results set.

Updated text: 17 July 2006

The results from this method are returned as a DataSet object. The DataSet object contains a collection of DataTable objects, from which the column and row information can be extracted.

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)

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



17 July 2006

Changed content:
  • Added text to the Remarks section.

  • Added code to the Example section.

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