Need to add to bound columns in a repeater control

Posted on 2004-09-23
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
How can I add a third bound column in a Repeater that takes the sum of the following two bound columns in a repeater control?
<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "sched_m") %></td>
<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "sched_f") %></td>

Question by:Nobletucky2004
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Expert Comment

ID: 12132862
I would use a datagrid instead, heres an example:

I would add a template column and make an itemdatabound subroutine to handle the OnItemDataBound event (put OnItemDataBound="DataGrid1_ItemDataBound" in the HTML source between the datagrid tags

Each time a row is added, it will call this subroutine and you can do math with each cell of the row(item)

    Protected Sub DataGrid1_ItemDataBound(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Web.UI.WebControls.DataGridItemEventArgs) Handles DataGrid1.ItemDataBound
         'assuming template column will be column #7 and the dropdown list is column 5 and the quantity is column 6
         e.item.cells(7).text = CStr(CDbl(e.item.cells(6).text) * CDbl(CType(e.item.cells(5).controls(0) ,DropDownList).SelectedItem.Text)
    End Sub


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Accepted Solution

AerosSaga earned 500 total points
ID: 12132899
but here it is for a repeater since thats what you asked for:

Summations for a Repeater Control

As the item amounts are being calculated for each row of the Repeater they can also be totaled. At the completion of binding, then, the total value of inventory for all the products can be reported. This summation is added to the GetAmount() function.

Dim Total As Decimal = 0.00

Function GetAmount(Quantity As Decimal, Price As Decimal)

  Dim Amount As Decimal
  Amount = Quantity * Price
  Total += Amount
  Return FormatNumber(Amount, 2)

End Function

Note that a summation variable, Total, is declared globally and initialized outside the function. (If it were placed inside the function it would be reinitialized each time the function is called and would never accumulate a total.) Inside the function the line Total += Amount adds the calculated item amount to the Total. When all records are processed, Total holds their totaled amounts.

Now it is a matter of adding a total line to the end of the Repeater to report the inventory total. The revised <FooterTemplate> is shown below.

  <tr style="background-color:#A0A0A0; color:#FFFFFF; font-weight:bold;
    <td colspan="4">Total Value: </td>
    <td><%# GetTotal() %></td>

The binding expression <%# GetTotal() %> is a call to function GetTotal() which returns the accumulated total. No arguments are passed to the function since it merely retrieves and formats the value stored in global variable Total. The following code is added to the page script.

Function GetTotal()

  Return FormatCurrency(Total)

End Function

The Repeater display now appears as shown below.

No.       Name       Price       Qty.       Amount
11111       Adobe Photoshop       345.95       10       3,459.50
22222       Adobe Illustrator       249.95       5       1,249.75
33333       Microsoft XP Upgrade       99.95       14       1,399.30
44444       Microsoft Office XP       699.99       9       6,299.91
55555       MacroMedia DreamWeaver       145.95       18       2,627.10
Total Value:       $15,035.56



Author Comment

ID: 12132908
The report required too much formatting for a datagrid control so I'm stuck with the repeater.

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