Sending hidden values when inserting new records with detailsview

I have a Detailsview that is filled with 4 data table fields (linkId, link_descr, link, articleId).

LinkId is the id column and gets a new ID automatically on insert. The problem is to send the articleId that is stored in a sessionID to the database on insert.

I want to be able to insert new texts for link_descr and link but keep the session("articleID") and insert that into the same record.

Thanks for help.
Peter NordbergIT ManagerAsked:
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Bob LearnedConnect With a Mentor Commented:
When doing an insert, you can bind the InsertParameters to a control with the ControlParameters, like you did with the SelectParameters.

Here is an example:

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.web.ui.webcontrols.sqldatasource.updateparameters.aspx

<asp:SqlDataSource
          id="SqlDataSource1"
          runat="server"
          ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:MyNorthwind%>"
          SelectCommand="SELECT EmployeeID, LastName, Address FROM Employees"
          UpdateCommand="UPDATE Employees SET Address=@Address WHERE EmployeeID=@EmployeeID">
          <UpdateParameters>
              <asp:ControlParameter Name="Address" ControlId="TextBox1" PropertyName="Text"/>
              <asp:ControlParameter Name="EmployeeID" ControlId="DropDownList1" PropertyName="SelectedValue"/>
          </UpdateParameters>
      </asp:SqlDataSource>

Bob
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Bob LearnedCommented:
Are you asking how to get the new ID after the insert is executed?  Retrieving autonumber/identity values?

Bob
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Peter NordbergIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
No. I want the equivalent to the old <input type="hidden" name="articleID" value=<%=articleId%>">. I want to be able to store an already existing value that is stored in a session variable back to the database on insert, using detailsview.
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Peter NordbergIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Bob, did yoou understand what I said or was it just confusing?
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Bob LearnedCommented:
What is the DetailsView bound to?

Bob
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Peter NordbergIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
a sqlDatasource
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Bob LearnedCommented:
What does the SqlDataSource declaration look like?

Bob
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Peter NordbergIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
<asp:SqlDataSource ID="sqlEdit" runat="server" ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:skipperConn %>"
        DeleteCommand="DELETE FROM [links] WHERE [linkID] = @linkID" InsertCommand="INSERT INTO [links] ([link_descr], [link]) VALUES (@link_descr, @link)"
        SelectCommand="SELECT [linkID], [link_descr], [link], [artikelID] FROM [links] WHERE ([linkID] = @linkID)"
        UpdateCommand="UPDATE [links] SET [link_descr] = @link_descr, [link] = @link WHERE [linkID] = @linkID">
        <DeleteParameters>
            <asp:Parameter Name="linkID" Type="Int32" />
        </DeleteParameters>
        <UpdateParameters>
            <asp:Parameter Name="link_descr" Type="String" />
            <asp:Parameter Name="link" Type="String" />
            <asp:Parameter Name="linkID" Type="Int32" />
        </UpdateParameters>
        <SelectParameters>
            <asp:ControlParameter ControlID="GridLinks" Name="linkID" PropertyName="SelectedValue"
                Type="Int32" />
        </SelectParameters>
        <InsertParameters>
            <asp:Parameter Name="link_descr" Type="String" />
            <asp:Parameter Name="link" Type="String" />
        </InsertParameters>
    </asp:SqlDataSource>
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Peter NordbergIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Of course! I figured that out when you mentioned the sqldatasource. Thanks for help again.
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