I don’t know how many times I’ve had to execute a stored procedure or a SQL statement from within a BizTalk map or within a C# class, so I’m putting this entry as a reminder to myself of how to do it.

// 1. Create your SQL Connection
SqlConnection conn = null;

// 2. Create and open a connection object
conn = new SqlConnection(“Connection String Goes Here”);

// 3. Open the Connection

// 4. Create the SQL Command and assign it it a string
string strSQLCommand = “SELECT * FROM TABLE”;

// 5. Execute the SQL Command
SqlCommand command = new SqlCommand(strSQLCommand, conn);

// 6. Use ExecuteScalar() to return the first result
string returnvalue = (string)command.ExecuteScalar();

// 7. Close the Connection

// 8. Return the Value
return returnvalue;