A simple, lightweight data access library for any ADO.Net providers like SQL server, Oracle & MySQL.

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No Dependencies

Since Data.Net is written in .NetStandard 2.0 no third party libraries are required.

Supporting platforms

Data.Net support multiple frameworks and platforms.

  • Net Core 2.0 / ASP.NET Core 2.0
  • Net Standard 2.0
  • NetFramework 4.6.1
  • NetFramework 4.6.2
  • NetFramework 4.7.0


Install Data.Net via Nuget

PM> Install-Package Data.Net

Execute a query and return a single value from the first row

using (var db = new Database()) //make sure connection string is configured in the config file with <connectionStrings><clear/><add../></connectionStrings>
  var firstName = db.ExecuteScalar<string>("SELECT FirstName From Users_Test Where Email = @Email",
                  parameters:new DataParameters{{"Email", "" } });

Execute a query and convert to POCO object

public class User
    public string FirstName { get; set; } //make sure property name is same as table column name, otherwise use alias in sql query.
    public string LastName { get; set; }
    public string Email { get; set; }

using(var db = new Database(new OracleConnection("connectionString")))
    List<User> q = db.Query<User>("SELECT EmailAddress as Email,LastName FROM Users_Test");
    Assert.IsTrue(q.Count > 0);

Execute a stored procedure and get multiple output parameter and return value.

 var parameters = new DataParameters
    { "@Email", "" },
    { "@RecordCount"}, //Default parameter direction is 'output'
    { "@AnotherOutParameter"},
    { "@ReturnVal",ParameterDirection.ReturnValue}

  var q = db.Query<User>("PROC_NAME", CommandType.StoredProcedure, parameters);
  Assert.IsTrue(q.Count > 0);
  Assert.IsTrue(dataParameter.Value<int>("@RecordCount") > 0);
  Assert.IsTrue(dataParameter.Value<int>("@AnotherOutParameter") > 0);
  Assert.IsTrue(dataParameter.Value<int>("@ReturnVal") > 0);

Execute a command with DB transaction.

using (var db = new Database())
      db.BeginTransaction(); //create transaction.
      db.ExecuteNonQuery("sql", parameters:new DataParameters{{"Email", "" } });
      db.ExecuteNonQuery("sql", parameters:new DataParameters{{"Email", "" } });
      db.CommitTransaction(); //commit transaction.
  catch (Exception)
      db.RollbackTransaction(); // rollback if any failure. 

Execute multiple query using a single DB connection instance

using(var db = new Database())
  var reader1 = db.ExecuteReader("sql",CommandType.Text,parameters,CommandBehavior.Default);
  var reader2 = db.ExecuteReader("sql",CommandType.Text,parameters); //default behaviour is close connection

Create DB provider specific parameter object

Data.Net support multiple overloads so that you can create DB specific parameter object like below.

public void Add(IDbDataParameter parameter) {}  //For any Ado.Net specific provider
public void Add(string name, object value) {}
public void Add(string name, ParameterDirection direction = ParameterDirection.Output,DbType dbType = DbType.Int32, int size = 0) {}

Example usage

var p = new DataParameter();

p.Add(new OracleParameter("name","value"));

Please check out more samples in the Unit test app.

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