In my previous post I used custom sql query and transformed the results into a nested class. However you may have overlooked way I got the data into a class. It quite easy and will work with all database connectors that implement IDbConnection.
Here is how its done. We use the DataContext that came with and used by Linq2Sql.
DataContext dc = new DataContext(new MySqlConnection(connString)); IEnumerable<RawData> rd = dc.ExecuteQuery<RawData>("select myid, name from mytable where myid > ?",5);
And thats it. All the data from the mytable database table will get pushed into the IEnumerable<RawData> variable. As long as the names of the columns are the same as the class then this will work. This ExecuteQuery method also takes a parameters object argument which will replace the question marks with the variables specified.
It makes it very easy, especially since there isn’t a very good linq 2 mysql option out there yet and Entity Framework still doesn’t support it.