Display / set text in gridview cell.

Experts,

I have a gridview I want to use to allow users to add a comment.
The gridview is 1 row by 3 columns, on page load I check the database to see if the user has already submitted a comment.
If not, the gridview is not displaying, it needs to display and the third column needs to display the text: "Not Submitted".
If the user has submitted a comment and wants to add to it, the gridview needs to display and the third column needs to display "Submitted".

Thanks.

H.
HTML:
<asp:GridView ID="gvComments" runat="server" AutoGenerateColumns="False" Width="380px" CssClass="wrapTable" ShowHeader="False" OnRowDataBound="gvComments_OnRowDataBound">
            <Columns>
                <asp:HyperLinkField ShowHeader="False" Text="Add Comments" NavigateUrl="~/comments.aspx" >
                    <ItemStyle HorizontalAlign="Left" Width="100px" />
                </asp:HyperLinkField>
                <asp:HyperLinkField ShowHeader="False" Text="Comments">
                    <ItemStyle HorizontalAlign="Left" Width="90px" />
                </asp:HyperLinkField>
                <asp:BoundField DataField="comments" />
            </Columns>
        </asp:GridView>
 
Code Behind:
(in Page Load()):
 query commentsQuery = new Select()....
 SqlDataReader dr = (SqlDataReader)commentsQuery....
 
 gvComments.DataSource = dr;
 gvComments.DataBind();
 
 dr.Close();
 
(in OnRowDataBound()):
    protected void gvComments_OnRowDataBound(object sender, GridViewRowEventArgs e)
    {
        if (e.Row.RowType == DataControlRowType.DataRow)
        {
            if ((e.Row.Cells[2].Text != "") || (e.Row.Cells[2].Text != null))
            {
                e.Row.Cells[2].Text = "Submitted.";
            }
            else
            {
                e.Row.Cells[2].Text = "NotSubmitted.";
            }
        }
    }

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Gyanendra SinghArchitectCommented:
do one thing .. convert your bound column to template column

<asp:BoundField DataField="comments" />

to
<ItemTemplate>
                        <asp:Label ID="comments" Text='<%# Eval("yrvalue") %

>' runat="server"></asp:Label>


and on GridView1_RowDataBound event put this

if (e.Row.RowType == DataControlRowType.DataRow)
        {
            Label myLabel = new Label();
            myLabel = (Label)e.Row.FindControl("comments");
            string rowValue = myLabel.Text;

            if (rowValue == null || rowValue.Length < 1)
            {
                myLabel.Text = "NotSubmitted";
            }
else
{
 myLabel.Text = "Submitted";
}
        }
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Homer2040Author Commented:
BondinASP,

Thanks for the reply.
That suggestion is working if there is already a comment record in the database table for the user. However, I also need to display the gridview if the user is logging in for the first time. Otherwise they don't get the option to add a comment.

So the second part of my original question is how to display the gridview when there is no database record yet?

I have tried revmoving the databinding on the "comments" field and setting the default label text, but the gridview still does not display.

Any ideas?

Thanks.

H.
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Homer2040Author Commented:
BondinASP,

Thanks again for the reply.
I got the displaying issue (when no data) resolved.
I checked the reader, if there were no rows, I added a dataset and created a blank value in a table with a single row. Then bound it to the gridview.
If there was data in the reader, I bound the reader instead.

H.
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Gyanendra SinghArchitectCommented:
gr8 to see that you got a solution ... happy coding
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