get data from variable table and return as datatable c#


I need to get retrive all of the data from specified tables and I don't need the data to be strongly typed so I am returning it as a data table.

public DataTable GetByTypeName(String t) { var type = Type.GetType(t); var dt = new DataTable(); using (var sqlConn = new SqlConnection(ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["MasterPlanConnectionString"].ConnectionString)) { var sqlComm = new SqlCommand("SELECT * FROM @table", sqlConn); sqlComm.Parameters.AddWithValue("@table", type.Name); sqlConn.Open(); var dr = sqlComm.ExecuteReader(CommandBehavior.CloseConnection); dt.Load(dr); } return dt; }

When I run this I get the error

System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException was unhandled by user code Message=Must declare the table variable "@table".

I cannot figure out why this isn't working as I have declared @table. I know this method is open to some bad sql attacks so I plan to add in some protection about exactly what types can be queried against.


You can construct your query dynamically - (should be ok over here, but may expose your query to sql injection)

var query = String.Fromat("Select * from [{0}]", type.Name); var sqlComm = new SqlCommand(query, sqlConn); /*sqlComm.Parameters.AddWithValue("@table", type.Name);*/


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