Datagridview fill with Data Table instead of Data Set questions

The code snipet is a sub wich does a query fills a DataTabe and assigns it to a Datagridview.datasource it works fine.
I have the following questions
1.-What is the difference by doing it with a Data Set instead of Data Table is it better..? "code snipet expected with DataSet
2.-How can I display 2 Data Table or Data Set in the same Datagridview "Code snipet expected"
3.-If I want to iterate trhough the Datagridview and read cell values, what's the best approuch..
     I already try with a Datagridviewrow method after the DataBindingComplete event
     I'm looking for an alternate method "code snipet expected

Thanks in advance for UR help.

DT.Clear()
        sSql = ""
        sSql = "SELECT TEMPIN.ID, TEMPIN.FECHAIN AS FECHA,"
        sSql += "TEMPIN.CB AS [CODIGO DE BARRAS], TEMPIN.POLVORIN, STAT.[DESC] AS ESTATUS, "
        sSql += " PRODUCTOS.[DESC] AS PRODUCTO"
        sSql += " FROM ((TEMPIN INNER JOIN"
        sSql += " STAT ON TEMPIN.IDSTAT = STAT.IDSTAT) INNER JOIN"
        sSql += " PRODUCTOS ON TEMPIN.TIPOID = PRODUCTOS.TIPOID)"
        ADOAdapter = New OleDb.OleDbDataAdapter(sSql, Con)
        ADOAdapter.Fill(DT)
        DataGridView1.DataSource = DT

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VBRocksCommented:
Hi ranhell,

A DataSet is like a database - it can "house" multiple tables, and their relationships.  If you are only using 1 table, then you don't need a DataSet.


>> 2.-How can I display 2 Data Table or Data Set in the same Datagridview "Code snipet expected"
     Can you clarify?  what are you looking for?

>>3.  Here's how to iterate through them:

        For Each row As DataGridViewRow In Me.DataGridView1.Rows

            Console.WriteLine(row.Cells(0).Value.ToString())

        Next

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techExtremeCommented:
1) If your work can be done by datatable, you shouldn't use a dataset as it will incurr extra overhead.

2) You cannot use two tables to fill a single datagrid, tho  if the tables are same, you can combine the results in a single table and bind the resultant table to the grid.

3) As suggested above, you can iterate over the gridview using foreach loop.

Enjoy Coding!
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ranhellAuthor Commented:
VBRocks

>> 2.-How can I display 2 Data Table or Data Set in the same Datagridview "Code snipet expected"
     Can you clarify?  what are you looking for?
Yes, what I'm looking for is to fill a datagrid from 2 different tables with two different queries...is these posible...?, the thing is that on VB 6 I was using a MSFLEXGRID and I was able to show both tables in the same grid.
the attached code snipet shows both Subs and the queries i'm using.
The 2 tables I'm using are identical one for Active records and another for duplicate records.
Private Sub SHOWTEMP()
        DT.Clear()
        sSql = ""
        sSql = "SELECT TEMPIN.ID, TEMPIN.FECHAIN AS FECHA,"
        sSql += "TEMPIN.CB AS [CODIGO DE BARRAS], TEMPIN.POLVORIN, STAT.[DESC] AS ESTATUS, "
        sSql += " PRODUCTOS.[DESC] AS PRODUCTO"
        sSql += " FROM ((TEMPIN INNER JOIN"
        sSql += " STAT ON TEMPIN.IDSTAT = STAT.IDSTAT) INNER JOIN"
        sSql += " PRODUCTOS ON TEMPIN.TIPOID = PRODUCTOS.TIPOID)"
        ADOAdapter = New OleDb.OleDbDataAdapter(sSql, Con)
        ADOAdapter.Fill(DT)
        DataGridView1.DataSource = DT
 
 
        Try
        Catch Exp As Data.OleDb.OleDbException
            MsgBox("FillDataSet Procedure Error", MsgBoxStyle.Critical, "Load Report Error")
        Catch Exp As Exception
            MsgBox(Exp.Message, MsgBoxStyle.Critical, "General Error")
        End Try
        Cursor.Current = Cursors.Default
 
 
 
    End Sub
 
    Private Sub SHOWDUP()
        'DataGridView1.DataSource = Nothing
        'DataGridView1.Refresh()
        DT.Clear()
        sSql = ""
        sSql = "SELECT DUPLICADOS.ID, DUPLICADOS.FECHAIN AS FECHA,"
        sSql += " DUPLICADOS.CB AS [CODIGO DE BARRAS], DUPLICADOS.POLVORIN, DUPLICADOS.IDSTAT AS ESTATUS,"
        sSql += " PRODUCTOS.[DESC] AS PRODUCTO"
        sSql += " FROM (DUPLICADOS INNER JOIN"
        sSql += "  PRODUCTOS ON DUPLICADOS.TIPOID = PRODUCTOS.TIPOID)"
        ADOAdapter = New OleDb.OleDbDataAdapter(sSql, Con)
        ADOAdapter.Fill(DT)
        DataGridView1.DataSource = DT
 
        Try
        Catch Exp As Data.OleDb.OleDbException
            MsgBox("FillDataSet Procedure Error", MsgBoxStyle.Critical, "Load Report Error")
        Catch Exp As Exception
            MsgBox(Exp.Message, MsgBoxStyle.Critical, "General Error")
        End Try
        Cursor.Current = Cursors.Default
    End Sub

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VBRocksCommented:
ranhell - yes, it is possible, but I'm not sure the result will be exactly what you are looking for.

Consider this:

        Dim table1 As New DataTable()
        table1.Columns.Add("table1_Col1")

        Dim table2 As New DataTable()
        table2.Columns.Add("table2_Col 2")

        'add data to both tables:
        For i As Integer = 1 To 5
            table1.Rows.Add("Item " & i.ToString())
            table2.Rows.Add("Item " & i.ToString())
        Next

        table1.Merge(table2)   '< MERGE the 2 tables together

        'Print to output window:
        For Each row As DataRow In table1.Rows

            Console.WriteLine(row.Item(0).ToString().PadRight(10) & row.Item(1).ToString())

        Next

        Stop  'View Output window

        Me.DataGridView1.DataSource = table1


The above example will produce the following results:
Col1   Col2
Item 1    
Item 2    
Item 3    
Item 4    
Item 5    
          Item 1
          Item 2
          Item 3
          Item 4
          Item 5


Is that what you're wanting?

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VBRocksCommented:
If you want them in the same column(s), then you may have to manually load the grid:

    Private Sub loaddata()

        Dim table1 As New DataTable()
        table1.Columns.Add("table1_Col1")

        Dim table2 As New DataTable()
        table2.Columns.Add("table2_Col 2")

        'add data to both tables:
        For i As Integer = 1 To 5
            table1.Rows.Add("Item " & i.ToString())
            table2.Rows.Add("Item " & i.ToString())
        Next


        Me.DataGridView1.Columns.Clear()

        'Add "Col1" to the DataGridView
        If Me.DataGridView1.Columns.Count = 0 Then _
            Me.DataGridView1.Columns.Add("Col1", "Col1")

        loadgrid(table1)
        loadgrid(table2)

    End Sub

    Private Sub loadgrid(ByVal table As DataTable)

        For Each row As DataRow In table.Rows

            Me.DataGridView1.Rows.Add(row.Item(0))

        Next

    End Sub

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VBRocksCommented:
Just as quick note:  If the columns in the 2 datatables are named EXACTLY the same, then when you MERGE them together, it will combine the 2 columns together into 1 column.  

Here's an example:

        Dim table1 As New DataTable()
        table1.Columns.Add("Col1")       '<  Column name is EXACTLY the same

        Dim table2 As New DataTable()
        table2.Columns.Add("Col1")       '<  Column name is EXACTLY the same

        'add data to both tables:
        For i As Integer = 1 To 5
            table1.Rows.Add("Item " & i.ToString())
            table2.Rows.Add("Item " & i.ToString())
        Next


        table1.Merge(table2)                  '< MERGE tables together here

        For Each row As DataRow In table1.Rows

            Debug.WriteLine(row.Item(0).ToString())

        Next

        Stop  'View Output Window


Outputs:

Col1
Item 1
Item 2
Item 3
Item 4
Item 5
Item 1
Item 2
Item 3
Item 4
Item 5
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ranhellAuthor Commented:
I haven't had the time to try your code, but I seems that I will lead me to what I'm looking for,
give some time befoere I accept your solution.
Thanks
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ranhellAuthor Commented:
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