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How do  I preselect the current database value in a populated datagrid dropdown list when in edit mode.

Posted on 2008-06-19
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First off thanks to Rafayali for his code which I am using.  
I have a editable datagrid incorporating a dropdownlist pouplated with data from the database. The function in the attached code sippet is part of the edit template which populates the dropdownlist. (thanks again Rafayali).  The problem is I cannot manage to select the current cell value in the dropdownlist so that the user sees the currently stored database value selected in the dropdownlist.  I have tried many searched solutions but so far not able to find one that works.  Can someone please help me out (VB code would be great as my C insn't great)  Thank you all.

<EditItemTemplate>

<asp:DropDownList

ID="DDLPI"

AutopostBack = "False"

Runat="server"

DataTextField = "NameInitial"

DataValueField = "ID"

Datasource='<%# BindDDL2()%>'/>

</asp:DropdownList>

</EditItemTemplate>

</asp:TemplateColumn>

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Question by:dolbs
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samtran0331 earned 500 total points
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Your main datasource has the proper value for each row for this field correct?
So for instance, if this DDL is supposed to get the value from a field named "PI_ID" from the datagrid's datasource, try:


<EditItemTemplate>

<asp:DropDownList

ID="DDLPI"

AutopostBack = "False"

Runat="server"

DataTextField = "NameInitial"

DataValueField = "ID"

Datasource='<%# BindDDL2()%>'

SelectedValue='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem,"PI_ID")%>' />

</asp:DropdownList>

</EditItemTemplate>

</asp:TemplateColumn>

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by:dolbs
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Thanks.  Easy answer that I should have thought of myself.  Great service and reply.
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