Does loading SqlDataReader data into object is possible in c# RRS feed

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  • User-826336654 posted

    Hi All,

    I want to know does loading SqlDataReader data into "default" object is possible? If yes, then how to make the code below to work.

    The code doesn't give any error but showing no data. 

            private object dtData()
                object obj = new object();
                string connstring = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["dbx"].ConnectionString;
                using (SqlConnection conn = new SqlConnection(connstring))
                    using (SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand("SELECT ChildId, [Name], [Password], [DateOfBirth] FROM ChildInformation", conn))
                        SqlDataReader reader = cmd.ExecuteReader();
                        obj = (object)reader;
                return obj;


    Sunday, January 14, 2018 3:20 PM


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  • User541108374 posted


    give the dynamic keyword a try instead of object.

    On the other hand, what's the purpose of you trying this? Likely there's a better way.

    I would suggest you make a custom class and fill up that while looping over the reader. This custom class would have the needed properties like this:

    public class ChildInformation
        public int ChildId {get;set;}
        public string Name {get;set;}
        public string Password {get;set;}
        public DateTime DateOfBirth {get;set;}


    Monday, January 15, 2018 9:28 AM
  • User-707554951 posted

    Hi adamturner34

    Check the following article about Generically Populate List of Objects from SqlDataReader


    Best regards


    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Monday, January 15, 2018 9:40 AM
  • User753101303 posted


    Or if you want to use a DataReader you would have likely to keep it open and using an option to close the connection when the reader is closed. You are binding to the DataSource property of a control ? (so that we can create a quick test if you need it).

    Another option is to use "Entity Framework".

    Monday, January 15, 2018 11:59 AM
  • User1120430333 posted

    Another option is to use the DTO pattern with using ADO.NET and a datareader.


    Monday, January 15, 2018 1:20 PM
  • User-826336654 posted

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    Monday, January 15, 2018 1:47 PM