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GetOrdinal method

Returns the column ordinal, given the column name.


Visual Basic

Public Overrides Function GetOrdinal( _
ByVal name As String _
) As Integer


public override int GetOrdinal(
string name

Return value

The zero-based column ordinal.


GetOrdinal performs a case-sensitive lookup first. If it fails, a second case-insensitive search is made.

GetOrdinal is Japanese kana-width insensitive.

Because ordinal-based lookups are more efficient than named lookups, it is inefficient to call GetOrdinal within a loop. You can save time by calling GetOrdinal once and assigning the results to an integer variable for use within the loop.

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