README How to fetch rows from a result set (OLE DB)

Updated: 17 July 2006
Shows how to fetch rows from a result set. This sample is not supported on IA64.


For more information on this sample, see How to fetch rows from a result set (OLE DB) in Books Online.


This sample uses Visual C++.


Before running this sample, make sure the following software is installed:
  • SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (SQL Server Express) including Database Engine. You can download SQL Server Express from the Microsoft Download Center.
  • The AdventureWorks database which is included with SQL Server 2005, and is also available at the Microsoft SQL Server Developer Center.
  • The SQL Server 2005 Database Engine samples. These samples are included with SQL Server 2005. You can download the latest version of the samples at the Microsoft SQL Server Developer Center.
  • .NET Framework SDK 2.0 or Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. You can obtain .NET Framework SDK free of charge. See Installing the .NET Framework SDK.

Building the Sample

This sample connects to your computer's default SQL Server instance. To connect to a named instance, change the connection string from L"(local)" to L"(local)\name" , where name is the named instance. By default, SQL Server Express installs to a named instance.
If you are using Visual Studio, load the FetchRowsFromResultSet.sln file and build it.
If you are using MSBuild.exe, invoke MSBuild.exe at a command prompt, passing it the FetchRowsFromResultSet.sln file:

MSBuild FetchRowsFromResultSet.sln

Running the Sample

From Visual Studio, invoke Start Without Debugging (CTRL+F5).
If you built with MSBuild.exe, invoke FetchRowsFromResultSet.exe.
Change History

Release History

17 July 2006 Changed content: Clarified and updated prerequistites including the web site for downloading the samples. New content: Added information on connecting to a named instance.

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Last edited Nov 6, 2008 at 10:51 PM by bonniefe, version 20


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