Is there any specific reason you want the column at the particular ordinal position? If you use front end application, there instead of Rs(0), Rs(1), etc, you should use Rs("colName1"),Rs("colName2"),etc. Then ordinal position doesnt matter
It'll give you an idea of what would be involved and why it's not available. There is a sequence number for the columns in the table which could be used to reorder the client access but it shouldn't make any difference so isn't used.
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