How to get data from database row by row

I try to get data from a database row by row, I am using DataReader, the return result is not I expected, don't know how to solve it. Here is my sample code:

Dim commandText As String = "select * from customer "
Dim con As New OleDbConnection("Data Source=c:\company.mdb;Persist Security Info=False; Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;")
Dim Cmd As New OleDbCommand(commandText, con)
Dim reader As OleDbDataReader = Cmd.ExecuteReader()    

        Using con
        Do While reader.Read()
        textbox1.text = reader.GetString(0))


      End Using


In my database, I have table name "customer", and only 1 field there name "ID", for example, assumed I have 4 records in the table, they are A, B, C, D

The return result are
A, B, C, D
B, C, D,
C, D

But, what I want the end result is


I know the problem probably is that when I use the DataReader, it runs the whole data base, with the loop, it goes back move to the next row, and runs it again. Not sure how to solve it, Is DataReader a right option here?


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Bellow I am giving you two examples. Which will solve your problem. Go throw the code line by line. You will get your answer.




public void BindData_dataSet()


        string strConStr = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["MyConTS"].ConnectionString;

        SqlConnection MyCon = new SqlConnection(strConStr);

        SqlCommand myCommand = new SqlCommand("select * from tUser", MyCon);       

        SqlDataAdapter myAdapter = new SqlDataAdapter(myCommand);

        DataSet ds = new DataSet();

        myAdapter.Fill(ds, "tUser");


        GridView1.DataSource = ds;



        foreach (DataRow myRow in ds.Tables["tUser"].Rows)


            TextBox1.Text = TextBox1.Text + myRow["cUserName"].ToString() + Environment.NewLine;





    protected void Button2_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)



        Label1.Text = "Data binding through code using Data Set";



    public void BindData_dataReader()


        string strConStr = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["MyConTS"].ConnectionString;

        SqlConnection MyCon = new SqlConnection(strConStr);

        SqlCommand myCommand = new SqlCommand("select * from tUser", MyCon);


        SqlDataReader myReader = myCommand.ExecuteReader();


        while (myReader.Read())


            TextBox1.Text = TextBox1.Text + myReader.GetName(0) + " : " + myReader["cUserName"] + " ";

            TextBox1.Text = TextBox1.Text + myReader.GetName(1) + " : " + myReader["cFullName"] + " ";

            TextBox1.Text = TextBox1.Text + myReader.GetName(3) + " : " + myReader["cEmail"] + Environment.NewLine;

            TextBox2.Text = TextBox2.Text + "Get string (0):"+ myReader.GetString(0) + Environment.NewLine;

            TextBox2.Text = TextBox2.Text + "Get string (1):" + myReader.GetString(1) + Environment.NewLine;

            TextBox2.Text = TextBox2.Text + "Get value (3):" + myReader.GetValue(3) + Environment.NewLine;

            TextBox2.Text = TextBox2.Text + "Get datatype (1):" + myReader.GetDataTypeName(1) + Environment.NewLine;



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2/14/2007 9:02:17 AM

This seems not the one I am looking for. I may not get myself clearly in the beginning. I don't just want the end result show as



Actually I want to get record from the column one at a time, do some operation with it, then move to the next row, do some operation with it, until the last row of the column. I want to read each record once at a time, then move down. When I use DataReader, it seems it always read the whole column before it stops, not one row by one row. How I can use DataReader to do it, or there is a better way. Thanks.

2/14/2007 5:30:46 PM

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