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Master detai problem

Posted on 2004-11-05
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Last Modified: 2010-04-23
I have a search combobox,  on a master detail form.

dataset 1 has two datatables and a relation linking them through primary key and forigen key.

The parent in this relationship has a parameter in its Sql statement, it uses the selected value form the cocombox to fill the datatable, The problem is that the child table fills with all the record from its dataAdapter then it has an error,  "The dataset is violating the forign key constraint".  Im assuming this is because it is retreiving all the child records instead of just the ones for the parent.

Help!  Do i need to set the child with a parameter two?

Question by:Nerdy_Girl88
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Expert Comment

ID: 12512035
Can you try passing "False" parameter when you create a datarelation? By default, ADO .NET enforces constraints.


Expert Comment

ID: 12512043
something like

dr= New DataRelation("relationName", datacol1, datacol2, False)

Accepted Solution

gregasm earned 1500 total points
ID: 12515476
Are you using one data adapter to fill both tables? If so, due to the way the select command works with the data adapter, you should use TWO data adapters. One to fill the parent table, and the other to fill only the child table.

Another suggestion, if I may, is to fill both tables, the master and the details table first, and THEN add the relation object to the database. If there is no exception when the relation is added to the dataset, then that's gravy. If not, then there is something wrong with teh select statement, and I would suggest verifying that the WHERE clause is selective enough for the pk fk constraint.

If you get this far, then

1. Bind the master grid 's datasource to the dataset, and the datamember to the name of the table.

2. Bind the details grid's datasource to the dataset, and the datamember to the name of the relation object.

Here is an MSDN article about this Master Details fun for your reference:


Good luck with your project.

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