Ashish Kumar Singh
Explain the use of ExecuteNonQuery, ExecuteReader, ExecuteScalar?
Posted by Ashish Kumar Singh in ASP.NET Programming on Oct 01, 2012
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Posted by kiran kumar on Feb 04, 2013
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These are the methods under Command Object
ExecuteReader : Used to execute SQL Select Command
ExecuteScalar : Used to execute SQL Select command which is used to return a single value. Example the group function output
ExecuteNonQuery : USed to execute SQL Insert, Delete and Update Commands.

Posted by Vithal Wadje on Oct 05, 2012
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ExecuteScalar returns only one value after execution of the query . it returns the first field in the first row. it is faster and convinient way when you wants rerive only single value at a time.

Posted by Vithal Wadje on Oct 05, 2012
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this method returns a DataReader which is filled with the data that is retrived using the coommand object . this is known as a forward only retrival of records.

Posted by Vithal Wadje on Oct 05, 2012
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ExecuteNonQuery does not return any data at all. it is used basically to insert update operationas on table. means it is used for execution of DML commands


sqlcommand cmd=new sqlCommand("insert into emp values ('1','2'",con);;