Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
?
Solved

Searching with codebehind and object datasource

Posted on 2006-06-30
2
Medium Priority
?
335 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hello experts,

I am binding a datalist control to an object datasource...

However, users need to be able to filter their search once the page loads.

I have 7 fields of data they can use to file, four dropdown lists, two checkboxes and a textfield....

Once they have selected all their filter search criteria (which could be one all or anything in between), I need to perform the search and rebing the new result to the datalist control.


1. How do I go about doing this?
2. Is this at all possible to do whilst untilisng an object datasource...
3.If so, how do I go about it
4. do i use the form field criteria of the object datasource and if so, how does that work, baring in mind that am using a datalist control


Many Thanks,

Clara
           
 
0
Comment
Question by:claracruz
2 Comments
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:claracruz
ID: 17017252
so I have the required <form></form> tags that encapsulates my form fields for the search and my datalist control, does this mean that once a user makes all their selections and clicks submit, then it will do the required query.

If so, how do I configure my form to do what's required.
0
 
LVL 25

Accepted Solution

by:
dstanley9 earned 2000 total points
ID: 17017733
If you're using an ObjectDataSource, you should add your filter parameters as inputs to your SELECT command then do the filtering within the data source.  Of course, you should allow for NULLs where possible (use an unrealistic value for value types like -1 for ints to represent no selection).  Then you can tie the form controls to those input variables and it will all be taken care of behind the scenes.  
0

Featured Post

Keep up with what's happening at Experts Exchange!

Sign up to receive Decoded, a new monthly digest with product updates, feature release info, continuing education opportunities, and more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article describes a simple method to resize a control at runtime.  It includes ready-to-use source code and a complete sample demonstration application.  We'll also talk about C# Extension Methods. Introduction In one of my applications…
Introduction Hi all and welcome to my first article on Experts Exchange. A while ago, someone asked me if i could do some tutorials on object oriented programming. I decided to do them on C#. Now you may ask me, why's that? Well, one of the re…
Integration Management Part 2
Enter Foreign and Special Characters Enter characters you can't find on a keyboard using its ASCII code ... and learn how to make a handy reference for yourself using Excel ~ Use these codes in any Windows application! ... whether it is a Micr…
Suggested Courses

571 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question