empty dataset

Posted on 2008-10-27
Last Modified: 2013-12-17
I have a dataset which I am testing if it is null, my code is

if (userDataSet.Tables.Count == 0)
response.write ("Dataset is empty")

When nothing happened I decided to test if my IF condition was working, so I wrote


The code returned 1.

This is not correct since I know there are no rows in my table. Is the table heading counted as the first row in Tables.Count.

If this is so, should I write

if (userDataSet.Tables.Count == 1)
response.write ("Dataset is empty")

Question by:Mr_Shaw
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rpkhare earned 500 total points
ID: 22811419
There can be a DataTable without rows in a DataSet.

Check this:

Note that:
DataSet.Tables.Count returns number of tables in dataset.
Whereas, DataSet.Tables[0].Rows.Count returns number of rows in the first table.
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by:Gyanendra Singh
ID: 22811451
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Expert Comment

by:Gyanendra Singh
ID: 22811455
try this

userDataSet.Tables[0].Rows.count ==0
response.write ("Dataset is empty")

Expert Comment

ID: 22811509

But this does not mean that DataSet is empty. There might be a table with no rows.

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