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Allows you to treat an IDataReader from a database query as enumerable so that you can perform LINQ operations on it.


using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Data;

// A set of extension methods for IDataReader
public static class DataReaderExtensions
	// Enumerates through the reads in an IDataReader.
	public static IEnumerable<IDataRecord> AsEnumerable(this IDataReader reader)
		while (reader.Read())
			yield return reader;


using (var connection = new SqlConnection("some connection string"))
			using (var command = new SqlCommand("select * from products", connection))

				using (var reader = command.ExecuteReader())
					var results = reader.AsEnumerable()
						.Select(record => new Product
										Name = (string)record["product_name"],
										Id = (int)record["product_id"],
										Category = (string)record["product_category"]
						.GroupBy(product => product.Category);

Author: James Michael Hare

Submitted on: 20 okt 2010

Language: C#

Type: System.Data.IDataReader

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