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QueryAll


This method is used to query all the rows from the table.

Code Snippets

Below is the sample code to fetch a row from the [dbo].[Person] table.

using (var connection = new SqlConnection(connectionString))
{
    var people = connection.QueryAll<Person>();
}

Targeting a Table

You can also target a specific table by passing the literal table like below.

using (var connection = new SqlConnection(connectionString))
{
    var people = connection.QueryAll<Person>("[dbo].[Person]");
}

Or via dynamics.

using (var connection = new SqlConnection(connectionString))
{
    var people = connection.QueryAll("[dbo].[Person]");
}

The result is a list of dynamic objects of type ExpandoObject.

Specific Columns

You can also target a specific columns to be queried by passing the list of fields to be included in the fields argument.

using (var connection = new SqlConnection(connectionString))
{
    var fields = Field.Parse<Person>(e => new
    {
        e.Id,
        e.Name,
        e.DateOfBirth,
        e.DateInsertedUtc
    });
    var people = connection.QueryAll<Person>(fields: fields);
}

Or via dynamics.

using (var connection = new SqlConnection(connectionString))
{
    var people = connection.Query("[dbo].[Person]",
        fields: Field.From("Id", "Name", "DateOfBirth", "DateInsertedUtc"));
}

Type Result

You can also directly target a string column as a result set.

using (var connection = new SqlConnection(connectionString))
{
    var names = connection.QueryAll<string>(ClassMappedNameCache.Get<Person>(),
        fields: Field.From(nameof(Person.Name))).FirstOrDefault();
}

Note: Inferrence works in all types but not from this operation. The other non-class type (i.e.: long, int, System.DateTime, etc) cannot be inferred as the TEntity generic type is filtered as class. Please see the ExecuteQuery operation for the support to the other types.

Table Hints

To pass a hint, simply write the table-hints and pass it in the hints argument.

using (var connection = new SqlConnection(connectionString))
{
    var people = connection.QueryAll<Person>(hints: "WITH (NOLOCK)");
}

Or, you can use the SqlServerTableHints class.

using (var connection = new SqlConnection(connectionString))
{
    var people = connection.QueryAll<Person>(hints: SqlServerTableHints.TabLock);
}

Ordering the Results

To order the results, you have to pass an array of OrderField objects in the orderBy argument.

using (var connection = new SqlConnection(connectionString))
{
    var orderBy = OrderField.Parse(new
    {
        LastName = Order.Descending,
        FirstName = Order.Ascending
    });
    var people = connection.QueryAll<Person>(orderBy: orderBy);
    // Do the stuffs for 'people' here
}

Caching the Results

To cache the results, simply pass a literal string key into the cacheKey argument.

using (var connection = new SqlConnection(connectionString))
{
    var people = connection.QueryAll<Person>(cacheKey: "CackeKey:AllPeople");
    // Do the stuffs for 'people' here
}

The cache expiration is defaulted to 180 minutes. You can override it by passing an integer value at the cacheExpirationInMinutes argument.