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TDataSet.Lookup

Search for a record and return matching values.

Declaration

Source position: db.pas line 1704

public function TDataSet.Lookup(

  const KeyFields: string;

  const KeyValues: Variant;

  const ResultFields: string

):Variant; virtual;

Arguments

KeyFields

  

Semicolon-separated list of fieldnames to locate record.

KeyValues

  

Values for keyfields to locate record with.

ResultFields

  

Semicolon-separated list of fieldnames whose values must be returned.

Function result

Value(s) of ResultFields.

Description

Lookup always returns Null in TDataset. Descendents of TDataset can override this method to call TDataset.Locate to locate the record with fields KeyFields matching KeyValues and then to return the values of the fields in ResultFields. If ResultFields contains more than one fieldname (separated by semicolons), then the function returns an array. If there is only 1 fieldname, the value is returned directly.

Errors

If the dataset is unidirectional, then a EDatabaseError exception will be raised.

See also

TDataset.Locate

  

Locate a record based on some key values


Documentation generated on: Jun 22 2020