Sunday, October 9, 2011

How to select data from Database Table into DropDownList with SqlDataAdapter and DataSet

In this Tutorial we are setting up values from database table to dropdownlist present on aspx page using SqlDataAdapter and DataSet.

SqlDataAdapter Represents a set of data commands and a database connection that are used to fill the DataSet and update a SQL Server database.

DataSet is a collection of data. Most commonly a dataset corresponds to the contents of a single database table, or a single statistical data matrix, where each column of the table represents a particular variable, and each row corresponds to a given member of the dataset in question.

Here we have just included the main code that is database connectivity which is available to our dropdownlist on Page_Load event. which means that when the aspx page will get loaded it will be loaded with all the entries from Database.mdf's Table1's column Name.

Page_Load Event code on aspx.cs page
 protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)  
     SqlConnection conn = new SqlConnection(@"Data Source=.\SQLEXPRESS;AttachDbFilename=|DataDirectory|\Database.mdf;Integrated Security=True;  
     User Instance=True");  
     SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand("SELECT (Name_id),(Name) from [Table1]", conn);  
     SqlDataAdapter dadapter = new SqlDataAdapter(cmd);  
     DataSet ds = new DataSet();  
     DropDownList1.DataSource = ds.Tables[0];  
     DropDownList1.DataValueField = "Name_id";  
     DropDownList1.DataTextField = "Name";  

Also Read How to bind data to DorpDownList & TextBox using SqlDataReader
Also Read How to compare, select and bind data from Database Table into DropDownList & TextBox using SqlDataAdapter and DataSet

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