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Session.GetObjectsFromQuery<T>(LoadDataMemberOrderItem[], String) Method

Executes a SQL query and returns its result set as a collection of objects of a non-persistent type specified by the generic type parameter.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpo

Assembly: DevExpress.Xpo.v19.1.dll


public ICollection<T> GetObjectsFromQuery<T>(
    LoadDataMemberOrderItem[] members,
    string sql
Public Function GetObjectsFromQuery(Of T)(
    members As LoadDataMemberOrderItem(),
    sql As String
) As ICollection(Of T)


Name Type Description
members LoadDataMemberOrderItem[]

An array of LoadDataMemberOrderItem objects which provide mapping information for object members and the query's result set columns.

sql String

A String value that specifies a SQL query.


Type Description

A collection of non-persistent objects of the specified type that are instantiated with data obtained via the specified SQL query.

Type Parameters

Name Description


This method performs the following:

  • Executes the specified SQL query and obtains the query result as a result set.
  • Creates objects of the specified type and instantiates them with the result set's data, based on the mapping information passed as the members parameter. Note that the GetObjectsFromQuery<T> method's generic type parameter should specify a non-persistent class decorated with a NonPersistentAttribute.
  • Populates a collection with these objects.

The GetObjectsFromQuery<T> method throws an exception if the members array includes any of the following:

  • A property that is not defined within the T type.
  • A struct type member.
  • A reference to a class with a struct type member.
  • A collection used in object relations.

To learn more about executing SQL queries in XPO and retrieving objects from query results, refer to Direct SQL Queries.

See Also