Execute Update on multiple FormViews

Posted on 2009-05-14
Last Modified: 2013-12-17
Greetings all

I have a page with 4 formview controls on it. Each FormView has an EditTemplate with Update and Cancel buttons. Iwould liek to provide "Update All" and "Cancel All" buttons.

How do I get these buttons to execute the commands associated with the respective Update/Cancel buttons in each of the formviews?

In advance, thanks!!

Question by:allanmark
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ppittle earned 350 total points
ID: 24386907
<asp:Button ID=UpdateAllButton" runat="server" Text="UpdateAll" OnClick="UpdateAllButton_Click" />
<%-- Code Behind --%>

protected void UpdateAllButton_Click (object sender, EventArgs e)
bool doValidation = true;
//Call the Update method on each FormView:
FormView1.UpdateItem(doValidation );
FormView2.UpdateItem(doValidation );
FormView3.UpdateItem(doValidation );
FormView4.UdpateItem(doValidation );

Author Comment

ID: 24394791

Applied your suggestion. What happens is that the data for the first formview is saved, but for those following it is not
<asp:LinkButton ID="lnkbtnUpdateAll_AE" runat="server" OnClick="ButtonUpdateAll_Click">Update all details</asp:LinkButton>
protected void ButtonUpdateAll_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        bool doValidation = true;

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Author Comment

ID: 24394799
...sorry .. hit the wrong button ...

Is there anything else that I need to be doing?
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Author Comment

ID: 24394981
.. not sure if this has any bearing on the issue ...

If the update commands are swopped around, so that the last formview (in order that they appear on the page) is updated first, and then the first formview is updated   --  this works?

Author Comment

ID: 24431441
SORRY ... it was a stupid mistake on my part!!

Works 100%!

Author Closing Comment

ID: 31581538
Many thanks!!

Expert Comment

ID: 24431602
Glad to see everything worked out =)

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