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.NET Framework 4.5.2+

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.v22.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Xpo


public ICollection<T> GetObjectsFromQuery<T>(
    LoadDataMemberOrderItem[] members,
    string sql


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

Specifies an SQL statement.

Type Parameters

Name Description

The type of objects returned by the method. A class that implements this type sould be decorated with NonPersistentAttribute.


Type Description

A collection of non-persistent objects of the specified type.


This method does the following:

  • Executes the specified SQL query and obtains the query result.
  • Creates objects of the specified type and populates their properties with the resulting set’s data. The members parameter specifies the mapping between columns in the resulting set and object properties. 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 list includes any of the following object members:

  • 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 statements in XPO, refer to Direct SQL Queries.


The GetObjectsFromQuery method sends statements directly, so the correct statement syntax and parameter names format depends on a particular database server.

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