These are the methods under Command ObjectExecuteReader : Used to execute SQL Select CommandExecuteScalar : Used to execute SQL Select command which is used to return a single value. Example the group function outputExecuteNonQuery : USed to execute SQL Insert, Delete and Update Commands.
ExecuteScalar-- 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.
ExecuteReader-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.
ExecuteNonQuery- 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 commandse.gsqlcommand cmd=new sqlCommand("insert into emp values ('1','2'",con); con.open();cmd.ExecuteNonquery();