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GridView and SelectedItem in DropDownList when editing

I've tried for 2 days now and searched the net with no results. (well, lots of results, but still having problems)

Grid has templated fields for Item and Edit.  The Item field is a label with initials, and the Edit field is a DropDownList (that is populated from a sql data source and works just fine).  The problem when entering edit mode, I need to have the drop down show the selected initials.  currently all i can get is the first entry in the drop down list.  Any idea of what I'm missing????

  <asp:SqlDataSource ID="DropDownSqlDataSource" runat="server" ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:TaxConnectionString %>"
            SelectCommand="Proc_Tax706Logs_GetAdmins" SelectCommandType="StoredProcedure">
  </asp:SqlDataSource>
 <asp:GridView
            ID="GridView1"
            runat="server"
            AutoGenerateColumns="False"
            DataSourceID="TaxLogSelectStatement"
            DataKeyNames="ID, AdminInitials"
            AllowSorting="True"
            AllowPaging="True">
 <ItemTemplate>
      <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="1" align="left" >
            <tr>
                 <td ><asp:Label ID="AccountNoLabel" STYLE="text-align:center; " runat="server"
                            Text='<%# Eval("AccountNumber") %>' foreColor="teal"  Font-Bold="True" Font-Size="12px"  Width=75 /></td>
                <td ><asp:Label ID="AccountNameLabel" runat="server"  Text='<%# Eval("AccountName") %>'
                             foreColor="teal" Font-Bold="True" Font-Size="12px"  Width="200" /></td>
                <td ><asp:Label ID="AdminLabel" runat="server" STYLE="text-align: center; " 
                            Text='<%# Eval("AdminInitials") %>&nbsp;' Font-Bold="false" Font-Size="12px" width="50" /></td>
            </tr>

       </table>
  </ItemTemplate>
  <EditItemTemplate>
       <table >
          <tr >
                <td ><asp:Label ID="Label5" runat="server" Text='Account Number' /></td>
                <td ><asp:textbox ID="AccountNoTextBox"  runat="server"
                           Text='<%# Bind("AccountNumber") %>'  /></td>
           </tr >
           <tr >
                 <td ><asp:Label ID="Label6" runat="server" Text='Name' /></td>
                 <td ><asp:textbox ID="AccountNameTextBox" AutoPostBack="false" Text='<%# Bind("AccountName") %>'  /></td>
          </tr>
          <tr id="AdministratorEditRow" >
               <td ><asp:Label ID="Label7" runat="server" style=" text-align:right;" Text='Administrator' /></td>
               <td ><asp:DropDownList ID="OfficerDropDownListUpdate" AutoPostBack="false" runat="server" DataSourceID="DropDownSqlDataSource"
                          DataTextField="AdminInitials" SelectedText='<%# Eval("AdminInitials") %>' DataValueField="AdminID" /></td>
                            </tr>
              </tr>
      </table>
  </EditItemTemplate>
</asp:TemplateField>
</Columns>
</asp:GridView>

thanks for taking a look

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LeeHenryCommented:
In your code behind, you should set the dropdownlist selected value when in edit mode

OfficerDropDownListUpdate.SelectedIndex = yourSelectedIndex;

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PTBNAAuthor Commented:
Ok, but which of the events should I use,
row databound,
row editing
row created,

I've worked with all of them, but am missing something to put it all together.

Do you have some sample code??

Plus, I know you can't just set the OfficerDropDownListUpdate.SelectedIndex, it has to be found in the Gridview control list.
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PTBNAAuthor Commented:
Well, in case anyone's looking, I did a test, putting a label just below the Drop down list, and "Eval'd" the AdminInitials.  

And as expected they are there.  So, why with the Dropdown bound to a sql data source, and the Selected text set to the item in the grid, don't we get the Dropdownlist selected Item set???

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PTBNAAuthor Commented:
Found the solution.

Cannot set the SelectedText value in the drop down.  Must use the SelectedValue.  Changing the statement, now the dropdownlist shows the selected item when we are in edit mode.

thanks for the help
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