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Create a Datagrid that allows you to add rows as needed

Hi Experts,
I am creating a web app that will allow a user to enter in data that could be multiple records.  The question I have is...What is the best way to accomplish this?  I would like to have one row that has the fields (all will be dropdown list) they need to enter and then maybe a couple of buttons that would allow them to either submit this data or add another record (prior to submitting..only transmit the data once).  I was thinking about just using the datagrid, but I have not had much luck creating dropdown list in a datagrid and am not sure how to add a new record if needed.

Can you all assist with creating a dd list in a datagrid and how I could add a new row/record?

Hope this makes sense and look forward to your expert advice.

Thanks,
Paul
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mmarksburyCommented:
USe this approach:

1. Create a DataSet to use as your DataSource.  You will bind this to the DataGrid.

2. Create a form that allows entery of values using your drop downs.

3. Create a datagrid and bind the DataSet to it.

4. When the user enters another value, update the DataSet and re-bind.

That should do it for you and you don't have to worry about the drop down in the data grid.
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pwtuckerAuthor Commented:
I like the idea, but this will cause several trips back to the server correct????  Or was the dataset local???
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mmarksburyCommented:
It will make several trips back to the server indeed.  If you want to avoid that, you can build this up using Javascript, and have a final submit button, but that's likely to be quite a substantial amount of code compared to this solution.  Ajax is always a possibility as well, but still adds some overhead to the server.
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pwtuckerAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help....I am going to give this a shot and will let you know how it works in the next day or so....
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mmarksburyCommented:
Good luck!
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