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4.5.3 Using Connector/NET with Table Caching

Table caching is a feature that can be used to cache slow-changing datasets on the client side. This is useful for applications that are designed to use readers, but still want to minimize trips to the server for slow-changing tables.

This feature is transparent to the application, and is disabled by default.


  • To enable table caching, add 'table cache = true' to the connection string.

  • Optionally, specify the 'Default Table Cache Age' connection string option, which represents the number of seconds a table is cached before the cached data is discarded. The default value is 60.

  • You can turn caching on and off and set caching options at runtime, on a per-command basis.