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The new ExecuteSQL() method (is this the DAL++ ?)

 Creating a
DotNetNuke Module with the ExecuteSQL DAL+ method

I was just informed yesterday that there is a new 4th DAL+ method that has been added to DotNetNuke 4.3.1 or higher (or DotNetNuke 3.3.1 or higher):



It allows you to  use code such as:

mySqlString As New StringBuilder()
mySqlString.Append("SELECT FriendlyName, Description ")
mySqlString.Append("FROM DesktopModules ")
mySqlString.Append("WHERE (NOT (Version IS NULL)) ")
mySqlString.Append("ORDER BY FriendlyName")

Me.GridView1.DataSource = CType(DataProvider.Instance().ExecuteSQL(mySqlString.ToString()), IDataReader)


I have written a tutorial that demonstrates it's use:



Why is this a big deal?

  • You don't need to use stored procedures
  • You are STILL able to support multiple data sources


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