C#:Read From a Database

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The .Net framework includes several "parallel" namespaces that connect you to a database. System.Data.SqlClient connects to Microsoft's own database SQL Server; alternatives include System.Data.Odbc and System.Data.OleDb and System.Data.OracleClient

Read from a SQL Server database

To read from a SQL Server database you can use the classes in System.Data.SqlClient

  • SqlCommand
  • SqlConnection
  • SqlDataReader
Connection parameters
valuedescription the IP address database server;
gisq the name of the database;
scott user name;
tiger the password;

Read the name and population for each country with a population of more than 200000000.

The SQL statement is:
SELECT name, population
FROM bbc
WHERE population>200000000

The table bbc has columns:

  • name
  • region
  • area
  • population
  • gdp

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C#:Access a MySQL Database Table from .Net