Move sqldatasource from client side to server side

Posted on 2009-04-28
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hi Experts,
I have a combobox and gridview that use a SqlDataSource to fill them. All works correctly now, but I want to include an all option in the dropdown and use this in the selectcommand. This requires more dynamic code and I am not able to produce this.

I would be able to do this server side, but I do not know how to define a SqlDataSource server side that can be used client side.

Best regards, MB

                    ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:Connection %>"
                    SelectCommand="SELECT *
                                   FROM [Bunkerings] WHERE [Vessel] = @VesselName
                                   ORDER BY [ReportDateTimeGMT] DESC "
                    UpdateCommand="UPDATE [Bunkerings] SET [Supplier] = @Supplier, Broker=@Broker, [CST] = @CST, [DueDate] = @DueDate,
                                   [PriceHFOHS] = @PriceHFOHS, [PriceHFOLS] = @PriceHFOLS, [PriceMDOHS] = @PriceMDOHS, [PriceMDOLS] = @PriceMDOLS,
                                   [BunkerTakenHFOHS] = @BunkerTakenHFOHS, [BunkerTakenHFOLS] = @BunkerTakenHFOLS, [BunkerTakenMDOHS] = @BunkerTakenMDOHS,
                                   [BunkerTakenMDOLS] = @BunkerTakenMDOLS, [AdditionalCosts] = @AdditionalCosts, [Remarks] = @Remarks
                                   WHERE [BunkeringID] = @BunkeringID ">
                            PropertyName ="text"
                            Type="String" />
                        <asp:Parameter Name="BunkeringID" Type="String" />
                        <asp:Parameter Name="Supplier" Type="String" />
                        <asp:Parameter Name="CST" Type="Decimal" />
                        <asp:Parameter Name="Broker" Type="String" />
                        <asp:Parameter Name="DueDate" Type="DateTime" />
                        <asp:Parameter Name="PriceHFOHS" Type="Decimal" />
                        <asp:Parameter Name="PriceHFOLS" Type="Decimal" />
                        <asp:Parameter Name="PriceMDOHS" Type="Decimal" />
                        <asp:Parameter Name="PriceMDOLS" Type="Decimal" />
                        <asp:Parameter Name="BunkerTakenHFOHS" Type="Decimal" />
                        <asp:Parameter Name="BunkerTakenHFOLS" Type="Decimal" />
                        <asp:Parameter Name="BunkerTakenMDOHS" Type="Decimal" />
                        <asp:Parameter Name="BunkerTakenMDOLS" Type="Decimal" />
                        <asp:Parameter Name="AdditionalCosts" Type="String" />
                        <asp:Parameter Name="Remarks" Type="String" />
                    ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:Connection %>"
                    SelectCommand="SELECT DISTINCT [VesselName] FROM [Vessels] WHERE [Status]='10' ORDER BY [VesselName] ASC">
Question by:mark_norge
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Accepted Solution

GiftsonDJohn earned 2000 total points
ID: 24257057

Use as below

 <asp:DropDownList ID="DropDownList1" runat="server" AppendDataBoundItems="true" DataSource="BunkeringDataSource" DataTextField="" DataValueField="">
        <asp:ListItem Text="All" Value="All"></asp:ListItem>

The AppendDataBoundItems = true ensures that the databound items are appended after the All item and it won't overwrite or remove any items previously added to the dropdownlist.

Author Comment

ID: 24280857
Thanks for your reply, very helpful,

I am using Telerik controls and with this tip it was easy to achieve the first part. Now I have the option all, but how do I use this in the sql select command.
The select command needs a where clause in case of a specific vessel and does not need this if all vessels need to be shown. Server side this would be no problem, but how do I use a dynamic select command client side.

Regards, MB
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Expert Comment

ID: 24281454
Use this statement

strQuery =  "Select * from tablename where columnname = '" & DropDownList.SelectedValue  & "%'"

Author Closing Comment

ID: 31575464
Thanks for your help. I ended up using the following WHERE clause:
WHERE  ( @Vessel  = 'All vessels' or [Vessel] = @Vessel )


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