troubleshooting Question

Pass datatable between pages

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I've made a shopping cart, but I need to be able to visit other pages within the same application without losing the values in my datatable adding new rows as people go through my site.

In other words, I need people to be able to add items from one page to their cart and then go to a different page and add more items.  I'll also need to keep those values for the checkout page.  How do I do this?

I've already got a session called "Cart".   This datatable works fine as long as I only use the page that I've created it on, but I can't figure out how to pass the whole table to each page as they shop.  

I've declared the datatable and data row at the public class WebForm level

          DataTable objCartDT;
          DataRow objDR;  
Then this is in the page load event.
               objCartDT = (DataTable)Session["Cart"];
               if (objCartDT == null)
                    objCartDT = new DataTable("Cart");
                    objCartDT.Columns.Add("CartID", typeof(Int32));
                    objCartDT.Columns["CartID"].AutoIncrement = true;
                    objCartDT.Columns["CartID"].AutoIncrementSeed = 1;
                    objCartDT.Columns.Add("WageType", typeof(string)); //lgart
                    objCartDT.Columns.Add("TotalCost", typeof(Decimal));
                    objCartDT.Columns.Add("Deduction", typeof(Decimal)); //Betrg
                    objCartDT.Columns.Add("Phone", typeof(string));
                    objCartDT.Columns.Add("MemName", typeof(string));
                    objCartDT.Columns.Add("Addr", typeof(string));
                    objCartDT.Columns.Add("Quantity", typeof(Int32)); //number of children
                    objCartDT.Columns.Add("Pernr", typeof(string));
                    objCartDT.Columns.Add("User", typeof(string)); //userid
                    objCartDT.Columns.Add("BegDate", typeof(string)); //begin of deduction period
                    objCartDT.Columns.Add("Endda", typeof(string)); // end of deduction period
                    objCartDT.Columns.Add("Name", typeof(string)); //name on membership
                    objCartDT.Columns.Add("Spouse", typeof(string)); //spouse on membership
                    objCartDT.Columns.Add("Email", typeof(string));
                    objCartDT.Columns.Add("City", typeof(string));
                    objCartDT.Columns.Add("State", typeof(string));
                    objCartDT.Columns.Add("Zip", typeof(string));
                                                                Session["Cart"] = objCartDT;

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