System.Data.Odbc.OdbcParameter Class

Represents a parameter to an System.Data.Odbc.OdbcCommand and optionally, its mapping to a System.Data.DataColumn. This class cannot be inherited.

See Also: OdbcParameter Members


[System.ComponentModel.TypeConverter("System.Data.Odbc.OdbcParameter+OdbcParameterConverter, System.Data, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089")]
public sealed class OdbcParameter : System.Data.Common.DbParameter, ICloneable


Parameter names are not case sensitive.

When querying an Oracle database using the Microsoft OLE DB Provider for Oracle (MSDAORA) and the ODBC .NET Framework Data Provider, using the LIKE clause to query values in fixed-length fields might not return all expected matches. The reason is that when Oracle matches values for fixed-length fields in a LIKE clause, it matches the entire length of the string, including any padding trailing spaces. For example, if a table in an Oracle database contains a field named "Field1" that is defined as char(3), and you enter the value "a" into a row of that table, the following code will not return the row.


Dim queryString As String = "SELECT * FROM Table1 WHERE Field1 LIKE ?"
Dim command As OleDbCommand = New OleDbCommand(queryString, connection)
command.Parameters.Add("@p1", OleDbType.Char, 3).Value = "a"
Dim reader As OleDbDataReader = command.ExecuteReader()


string queryString = "SELECT * FROM Table1 WHERE Field1 LIKE ?";
OleDbCommand command = new OleDbCommand(queryString, connection);
command.Parameters.Add("@p1", OleDbType.Char, 3).Value = "a";
OleDbDataReader reader = command.ExecuteReader();

This is because Oracle stores the column value as "a " (padding "a", with trailing spaces, to the fixed field length of 3), which Oracle does not treat as a match for the parameter value of "a" in the case of a LIKE comparison of fixed-length fields.

To resolve this problem, append a percentage ("%") wildcard character to the parameter value ("a%"), or use an SQL = comparison instead.


Namespace: System.Data.Odbc
Assembly: System.Data (in System.Data.dll)
Assembly Versions: 1.0.5000.0,