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ADO Command Object CommandType Property

The type of a Command object.

CommandType Property Return Values (ADO Command Object)

Sets or returns one of the following CommandTypeEnum values:

Evaluates CommandText as a textual definition of a command.
Evaluates CommandText as a table name.
Evaluates CommandText as a stored procedure.
(Default) The type of command in the CommandText property is not known.

CommandType Property Remarks (ADO Command Object)

Use the CommandType property to optimize evaluation of the ADO Command Object CommandText Property.

If the CommandType property value equals adCmdUnknown (the default value), you may experience diminished performance because ADO must make calls to the provider to determine if the CommandText property is an SQL statement, a stored procedure, or a table name. If you know what type of command you're using, setting the CommandType property instructs ADO to go directly to the relevant code. If the CommandType property does not match the type of command in the CommandText property, an error occurs when you call the ADO Command Object Execute Method.

CommandType Property Example (ADO Command Object)

See the ActiveConnection property.