Computer Science: Autumn 2012 A

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ADO.NET 2.0


Architecture


DataReader


DataSet


Connection factory


Config file


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Data access

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Data Providers


OLE DB:

A COM object, that maps the OLE DB api to the DBMS' api

Is Microsoft propritary.


ODBC:

Works similar to a printer driver undependent of DBMS and OS


.NET Data provider:

A set of classes that implements a set of interfaces and
abstract classes


Some are provided by Microsoft and are installed with the .Net
framework.


Others are written by the DBMS provider

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Microsoft Data Providers


Data Provider

Namespace

Assembly


OLE DB

System.Data.OleDb

System.Data.dll


Microsoft SQL Server

System.Data.SqlClient

System.Data.dll


Microsoft SQL Server Mobile

System.Data.SqlServerCe

System.Data.SqlServerCe.dll


ODBC

System.Data.Odbc

System.Data.dll


Oracle

System.Data.OracleClient

System.Data.OracleClient.dll


MS Access

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Other providers


Data Provider

Website


Firebird Interbase

http://www.mono
-
project.com/Firebird_Interbase


IBM DB2 Universal Database

http://www
-
306.ibm.com/software/data/db2


MySQL

http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/net/1.0.html


PostgreSQL

http://www.mono
-
project.com/PostgreSQL


Sybase

http://www.mono
-
project.com/Sybase


Oracle (proprietary)

http://www.oracle.com/technology/tech/windows/odpnet/index.html


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Classes and Interfaces


Object

Base Class

Implemented Interfaces



Connection

DbConnection

IDbConnection

-

Connection


Command

DbCommand

IDbCommand

-

SQL command


DataReader

DbDataReader

IDataReader

-

Forward reader


DataAdapter

DbDataAdapter

IDataAdapter

-

Used with Dataset


Parameter

DbParameter

IDataParameter

-

Parameters for Command


Transaction

DbTransaction

IDbTransaction

-

Transaction

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Two ways of DB access


Connected:


Open connection.


Read/Write access (select, insert, update and delete) using a
Command object.


When reading (select) a DataReader object is returned. A
DataReader is an iterator (cursor) into the result table.


Close Connection.


Disconnected:


Fill a DataSet object (a copy of a part of the database) using a
DataAdapter.


DataAdapter wraps SQL
-
statement(s).


A DataSet object contains DataTable objects.


DataTable objects contain collections of rows and columns.

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Connection vs. Connectionless


Connection:


Open Connection


Execute DB operations


Close Connection


Working on actual (live)
data


Other applications can not
access data.

Dom
æ
neklasser
SQL
Dataklasser
DB
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Dom
æ
neklasser
SQL
Dataklasser
DB

Connectionless:


Create a copy of a part of
the database


Execute DB operations on
the copy


Other applications may
change date


The copy may be come
inconsistent.

Connection vs. Connectionless


Data are changed in the local copy:


at update it is checked if the data in the
database have been modified by others


in that case the update is rejected
(ConcurrencyException).

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Overview of using databases


4 steps:

1.
Open connection to database

2.
Execute SQL for updating DB or fetching records

3.
Handle data

4.
Close connection

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Step 1: Open Connection


Connection are opened according to
connection string

info


here is a connection to a MS Access database opened


The database is located here: @"c:
\
AnyPlace
\
MyDb.mdb"


@ means that escape characters are discarded

<%@ import namespace="System.Data"%>

<%@ import namespace="
System.Data.OleDb"%>


string sConnection;

sConnection = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;"




+ "Data Source="+@"c:
\
AnyPlace
\
MyDb.mdb");


OleDbConnection dbConn;

dbConn = new OleDbConnection(sConnection);

dbConn.Open();

connection

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Open Connection


Connections are opened using a
connection string


May be found using Visual Studio:


// Create and open a connection.


SqlConnection cn = new SqlConnection();


cn.ConnectionString = "
Data Source
=PCM06073
\
\
SQLEXPRESS;”




+”Initial Catalog=vw;Integrated Security=True;";


cn.Open();


ShowConnectionStatus(cn);


// or should it be?


cn.ConnectionString = “
Server
=PCM06073
\
\
SQLEXPRESS;”






+”Initial Catalog=vw;Integrated Security=True;";


cn.Open();

Data Source

or

Server?

Server is preferable.

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Connection Strings


Connection strings are product specific (DB specific) anf
often very well
-
documented.


Help may be found at:


www.connectionstrings.com



www.able
-
consulting.com/ADO_conn.htm


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Step 2: Get / fetch data


Data are fetched by creating a Command
object and use it to execute a SQL statement.


Data can be stored in either a DataReader
object or a DataSet object.


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Differences between DataReader and
DataSet/DataAdapter


DataReader can only be used for reading data.


It can only be traversed once (forward).


DBCommand can update the database by ExecuteNonQuery. This
update is executed immediately.



DataAdapter is the connection between DataSet and database.


Data are fetched to the DataSet, might be modified and sent back to
the database.


Updates are executed on a local copy. Concurrency problems must
be handled.


Possible to traverse forward and backward.


A DataSet can contain multiple tables.

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Step 2: Get records

Method 1: DataSet


Get records by SQL Select query and DataAdapter


Data can be read and changed

string sql;

sql = " Select lastname, firstname"


+ " From employee"


+ " Order By lastname Asc, firstname Asc;";


OleDbCommand dbCmd;

dbCmd = new OleDbCommand(dbConn, sql);

adapter.SelectCommand = dbCmd;

dataset =new DataSet("MyTable");

adapter.Fill(dataset);


dataset

record

record

record

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Step 2: Get records

Method 2: DataReader


Get records via SQL Select query


read
-
only access to the database

string sql;

sql = " Select lastname, firstname"


+ " From employee"


+ " Order By lastname Asc, firstname Asc;";


OleDbCommand dbCmd;

dbCmd = new OleDbCommand(sql, dbConn);


OleDbDataReader dbReader;

dbReader = dbCmd.ExecuteReader();


data reader

record

record

record

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What is achieved?


We have created a connection to a
database.


The connection is placed in the
connection object.


We have done a search by using a
SQL
-
statement.


The search was executed by using a
command object.


The result of the search was stored in
a DataSet or as here a DataReader
object.


Now it is possible to get the data from
this object for viewing, passing on to
client or handle in other ways.



The following example shows how
it can be done in a aspx file.

Example:
..
\
vwReader

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Exercise


Work through the rest of these slides and do this exercise:


Create a SQL Server Database with one table: studentList


The table should have the following columns:

id, fname, lname and email


Enter some sample data into the table.


Create a ado.net connection ( in VS)


And write an application that prints the table.


Modify the application by adding a class
Student
, so that an
object is used for representing a tuple.


Read Student objects from the database into an ArrayList
and a List<Student>.


Print fname + lname for the 3. element in both lists.


Create a new Student object and insert it into the database.




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DataGrid


A simple example:

<%
@
Page
Language
="C#"
AutoEventWireup
="true" %>


<%@
Import
Namespace
="System.Data" %>

<%@
Import
Namespace
="System.Data.OleDb" %>


Script kommer ind her.......


<
html

<
head
id
="Head1"
runat
="server">


<
title
>Untitled Page</
title
>

</
head
>

<
body
>


<
form
id
="form1"
runat
="server">


<
asp
:
DataGrid
ID
="MyDataGrid"
runat
="server"></
asp
:
DataGrid
>


</
form
>

</
body
>

</
html
>

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Datagrid (2)


The script by using DataReader:

<
script
runat
="server">


OleDbDataReader data;


protected void Page_Load(
Object Src, EventArgs E)


{


String sConnection =
"Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;"


+ "Data Source=" + Server.MapPath("firma.mdb");



//Step 1: Open connection


OleDbConnection dbConn =
new
OleDbConnection(sConnection);


dbConn.Open();



//Step 2: Get data


OleDbCommand dbCom =
new
OleDbCommand(
"select * from employee", dbConn);


data = dbCom.ExecuteReader();



MyDataGrid.DataSource = data;


MyDataGrid.DataBind();


}

</
script
>

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Datagrid (2)


The script by using DataSet:

<
script
runat
="server">


OleDbDataReader data;


protected void Page_Load(
Object Src, EventArgs E)


{


String sConnection =
"Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;"


+ "Data Source=" + Server.MapPath("firma.mdb");


//Step 1: Open connection


OleDbConnection dbConn =
new
OleDbConnection(sConnection);


dbConn.Open();


//Step 2: Get data


OleDbCommand dbCom =
new
OleDbCommand(
"select * from employee", dbConn);




OleDbDataAdapter adapter =
new
OleDbDataAdapter();


adapter.SelectCommand = dbCom;


DataSet data =
new
DataSet();


adapter.Fill(data);



MyDataGrid.DataSource = data;


MyDataGrid.DataBind();


}

</
script
>

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Factory


Problem:

Unlike ODBC, knowledge of the implementation might be
spread to many places in the application.

That's because of the set of dedicated classes


The solution is to use a factory (from factory pattern)


In ADO.NET 2.0, it is implementet in the framework.

Otherwise you to implement it yourself (see Troelsen).



A coupIe of examples follows:

1.
Which .Net providers are available

2.
Use factory to create a Connection and a Command object

Example:
..
\
adoDotNet
\
adoOpgave

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Which .NET data providers are installed?


The information is collected from machine.config

using System.Data;

using System.Data.Common;

.....

DataTable dt = DbProviderFactories.GetFactoryClasses();

foreach (
DataRow dr
in dt.Rows)

{


Console.WriteLine(
"{0}
\
t
\
t{1}
\
t
\
t{2}", dr[0], dr[1],dr[2]);

}

Odbc Data Provider

.Net Framework Data Provider for Odbc

System.Data.Odbc

OleDb Data Provider

.Net Framework Data Provider for OleDb

System.Data.OleDb

OracleClient Data Provider

.Net Framework Data Provider for Oracle

System.Data.OracleClient

SqlClient Data Provider

.Net Framework Data Provider for SqlServer

System.Data.SqlClient

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Use factory to create Connection and Command objects


Here is no references in the source code to concrete classes


provider and connectionString may be placed in the config file

string provider =
"System.Data.OleDb";

string connectionString =
"Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0; Data Source=firma.mdb";

DbProviderFactory factory= DbProviderFactories.GetFactory(provider);

DbConnection conn=factory.CreateConnection();

conn.ConnectionString=connectionString;

conn.Open();

Console.WriteLine(conn.State);


DbCommand command = factory.CreateCommand();

command.CommandText =
"SELECT * FROM employee";

command.Connection = conn;

DbDataReader dataReader = command.ExecuteReader();

while (dataReader.Read()){


Console.WriteLine(dataReader[1]);

}

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Connection strings


Connection strings depends on the provider and are not
well documented


Where to get help?


www.connectionstrings.com


www.carlprothman.net/Default.aspx?tabid=81


Providers documentation



Visual Studio can generate some of them


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.Config fil


Configuration files are used several places in .Net


i.e in ASP.NET for setting site properties and security


In Remoting for setting remote object properties


In ADO.NET to set provider and connection string


You might also use own application dependent properties


In a .Net application the config file should be called

<full assemblyname.config>,

i.e test.exe.config or test.dll.config


If you call it app.config in Visual Studio, it automatically
copied and renamed when the application is built.


In ASP.NET it must be named web.config. You might define
one in different sub folders, but the security part
(authentification e.g.) must be in the root folder of the site.

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.config fil and ADO.NET


Example of SQLExpress connection string:

<?
xml

version
="1.0"
encoding
="utf
-
8" ?>

<
configuration
>


<
configSections
>


</
configSections
>


<
connectionStrings
>


<
add

name
="
TestConnection
"


connectionString
="Data Source=pcm06463
\
sqlexpress;Initial Catalog=
dbtest
; User ID=
test
;Password="


providerName
="System.Data.SqlClient" />


</
connectionStrings
>

</
configuration
>

Machine name

Nessesary for sqlexpress

Database

Internal name

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Get provider and connection string


From ConfigurationManager:

....


string provider =
ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings[
"TestConnection"].ProviderName;


string connStr =
ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings[
"TestConnection"].ConnectionString;

.....

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A (nearly) complete example in ASP.NET


protected void Page_Load(object sender,
EventArgs e)


{


if (!IsPostBack)


{


string provider =
ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings[
"TestConnection"].ProviderName;


string connStr =
ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings[
"TestConnection"].ConnectionString;


DbProviderFactory factory = DbProviderFactories.GetFactory(provider);


DbConnection conn = factory.CreateConnection();


conn.ConnectionString = connStr;


conn.Open();


DbCommand command = factory.CreateCommand();


command.CommandText =
"SELECT * FROM datotest";


command.Connection = conn;



DataSet ds =
new
DataSet(
"TestDataSet");


DbDataAdapter da = factory.CreateDataAdapter();


da.SelectCommand = command;


da.Fill(ds);


MitGitter.DataSource = ds;


MitGitter.DataBind();


}


}

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The Aspx file

<%
@
Page
Language
="C#"
AutoEventWireup
="true"
CodeFile
="Default.aspx.cs"
Inherits
="_Default" %>

<!
DOCTYPE
html PUBLIC
"
-
//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1
-
transitional.dtd">

<
html
xmlns
="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >

<
body
>


<
form
id
="form1"
runat
="server">


<
div
>




<
asp
:
GridView
ID
="MitGitter"
runat
="server"
/
>


</
div
>


</
form
>

</
body
>

</
html
>

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Parameters in SQL statements


Makes it possible to use the same SQL
-
statement in multible
situations.


But harder to debugge


string sqlString =
"INSERT INTO datotest Values (@dato)";


SqlParameter sqlParam =
new SqlParameter(
"@dato", System.Data.SqlDbType.DateTime);


sqlParam.Value =
DateTime.Now;



SqlCommand comm = _conn.CreateCommand();


comm.CommandText = sqlString;


comm.Parameters.Add(sqlParam);



int result = comm.ExecuteNonQuery();

ExecuteNonQuery is
used for insert, delete
and update