.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Standard 2.0+

Session.ExecuteNonQuery(String) Method

Executes the specified SQL statement and returns the number of rows affected.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpo

Assembly: DevExpress.Xpo.v21.1.dll


public int ExecuteNonQuery(
    string sql


Name Type Description
sql String

Specifies an SQL statement.


Type Description

The number of rows affected by the executed SQL statement.


Use ExecuteNonQuery to execute SQL statements that do not produce result sets, such as UPDATE, INSERT, and DELETE statements.

The example below demonstrates how to use this method. Here, session is the Session instance.

using DevExpress.Xpo;
// ...
public void UpdateOrderDetails() {
    const string queryString = 
        "UPDATE [Northwind].[dbo].[Order Details] SET [Discount] = 0.15";
    int rowsAffected = session.ExecuteNonQuery(queryString);

To learn more about executing SQL statements in XPO, refer to Direct SQL Queries.


The ExecuteNonQuery method sends statements directly, so the correct statement syntax depends on a particular database server.

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