SQL to Simple.Data
I like Simple.Data, but I waste a lot of time translating from the SQL in my head to Simple.Data, particularly when my queries get a little weird. No more! Mark Rendle gave me a tip to bypass the query side of Simple.Data while still using the part I really like: the dynamic results.
Each query can return 3 possible results:
- Multiple result sets
- Multiple rows
- A single row
Of course, if you just want a scalar value, use command.ExecuteScalar().
Here’s the trick. Simple.Data.Ado includes extension methods on data readers to convert the data in to dictionaries, and SimpleRecord (the “dynamic” that represents a row in Simple.Data) has a constructor that accepts a dictionary.
Let’s say you want to query a page and count of Albums and Artists from the Chinook database. It might look something like this:
####Read from a data reader
Grab the rest of the code from this gist