Name does no exist in the current context

Posted on 2010-11-30
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I am trying to populate a DataSet in one Event Handler, then check the data in that dataset in another Event Handler and am getting the error:

The name 'myData' does not exist in the current context.

How do I make myData available to the other Event Handler? I thought Data Tables were accessible thorughout the code-behind?

<asp:Repeater ID="degreeDetail" runat="server" DataSourceID="dsDegree" OnItemDataBound="Repeater1_ItemDataBound"> 
    <asp:HiddenField ID="hdnID" runat="server" Value='<%# Eval("ID") %>' />
    <h1><asp:Label ID="lblDegreeName" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("degreeName") %>'></asp:Label></h1>
    <p><asp:Literal ID="litDescription" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("description") %>'></asp:Literal></p>
    <h2><asp:Label ID="lblAdmissionHdr" runat="server" Text="Admission"></asp:Label></h2>
    <p><asp:Literal ID="litAdmission" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("admission") %>'></asp:Literal></p>
    <h2><asp:Label ID="lblStandardsHdr" runat="server" Text="Standards"></asp:Label></h2>
    <p><asp:Literal ID="litStandards" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("standards") %>'></asp:Literal></p>
    <h2><asp:Label ID="lblAdvisingHdr" runat="server" Text="Advising"></asp:Label></h2>
    <p><asp:Literal ID="litAdvising" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("advising") %>'></asp:Literal></p>
    <h2><asp:Label ID="lblPrerequisitesHdr" runat="server" Text="Prerequisites"></asp:Label></h2>
    <p><asp:Literal ID="litPrerequisites" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("prerequisites") %>'></asp:Literal></p>
    <h2><asp:Label ID="lblRequirementsHdr" runat="server" Text="Requirements"></asp:Label></h2>
    <p><asp:Literal ID="litRequirements" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("requirements") %>'></asp:Literal></p> 
     <asp:Repeater ID="courseDetail" runat="server" OnItemDatabound="Repeater2_ItemDataBound">
            <table width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0" border="0" align="center">
            <asp:Literal ID="litCategory" runat="server" Text=""></asp:Literal>
            <asp:Literal ID="litSubcategory" runat="server" Text=""></asp:Literal>
            <td width="5%">&nbsp;</td>
            <td align="left" valign="top" width="15%">
            <asp:Hyperlink ID="hlCourse" runat="server"></asp:Hyperlink>
            <td align="left" valign="top" width="70%">
                <asp:Label ID="lblCourseName" runat="server" Text="" Visible="false"></asp:Label>
                <asp:HyperLink ID="hlCourseName" runat="server"></asp:HyperLink></td>
            <td align="left" valign="top" width="10%" nowrap="nowrap">.....<asp:Label ID="lblCredits" runat="server" Text=""></asp:Label></td>
    <p><asp:Literal ID="litOther" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("otherInfo") %>'></asp:Literal></p>
    <h2><asp:Label ID="lblCertificationHdr" runat="server" Text="Certification" Visible="false"></asp:Label></h2>
    <p><asp:Literal ID="litCertification" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("certification") %>'></asp:Literal></p>

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protected void Repeater1_ItemDataBound(Object Sender, RepeaterItemEventArgs e)
            if (e.Item.ItemType == ListItemType.Item)
                string adm = DataBinder.Eval(e.Item.DataItem, "admission").ToString();
                if ((adm == "") || (adm == null))
                    ((Label)e.Item.FindControl("lblAdmissionHdr")).Visible = false;
                string st = DataBinder.Eval(e.Item.DataItem, "standards").ToString();
                if ((st == "") || (st == null))
                    ((Label)e.Item.FindControl("lblStandardsHdr")).Visible = false;
                string advising = DataBinder.Eval(e.Item.DataItem, "advising").ToString();
                if ((advising == "") || (advising == null))
                    ((Label)e.Item.FindControl("lblAdvisingHdr")).Visible = false;
                string prereq = DataBinder.Eval(e.Item.DataItem, "prerequisites").ToString();
                if ((prereq == "") || (prereq == null))
                    ((Label)e.Item.FindControl("lblPrerequisitesHdr")).Visible = false;
                string req = DataBinder.Eval(e.Item.DataItem, "requirements").ToString();
                if ((req == "") || (req == null))
                    ((Label)e.Item.FindControl("lblRequirementsHdr")).Visible = false;
                string cert = DataBinder.Eval(e.Item.DataItem, "certification").ToString();
                if ((cert == "") || (cert == null))
                    ((Label)e.Item.FindControl("lblCertificationHdr")).Visible = false;
                string degreeID = DataBinder.Eval(e.Item.DataItem, "ID").ToString();

                string connStr = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["ruUtility"].ToString();
                SqlConnection conn = new SqlConnection(connStr);
                SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand("sp_courseRecords", conn);
                cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@ID", degreeID);
                SqlDataAdapter myAdapter = new SqlDataAdapter(cmd);
                DataSet myData = new DataSet();
                myAdapter.Fill(myData, "courses");

                Repeater cd = ((Repeater)e.Item.FindControl("courseDetail"));
                cd.DataSource = myData;


protected void Repeater2_ItemDataBound(Object Sender, RepeaterItemEventArgs e)
            /* Course data returned:
             * subjectID, courseNumber, courseName, credits, category, subcategory */
            if (e.Item.ItemType == ListItemType.Item)
                foreach (DataRow row in myData.Tables["courses"].Rows())
                    string category = (string)row["category"];
                    string subcat = (string)row["subcategory"];
                    //set up counter
                    //if counter = 0 then move category/subcategory into session
                    //check for equality between session & reader for cat & subcat
                    //if unequal, move new value into session

                    // CATEGORY HEADING
                    if ((category == "") || (category == "0"))
                        ((Literal)e.Item.FindControl("litCategory")).Visible = false;
                        ((Literal)e.Item.FindControl("litCategory")).Visible = true;
                        ((Literal)e.Item.FindControl("litCategory")).Text = "<tr><td colspan='4' align='left'><h2>" +
                            category + "</h2></td></tr>";
                    // SUBCATEGORY HEADING
                    if ((subcat == "") || (subcat == "0"))
                        ((Literal)e.Item.FindControl("litSubcategory")).Visible = false;
                        ((Literal)e.Item.FindControl("litSubcategory")).Visible = true;
                        ((Literal)e.Item.FindControl("litSubcategory")).Text = "<tr><td width='5%'>&nbsp;</td><td colspan='3' align='left'><h3><i>" +
                           subcat + "</i></h3></td></tr>";
                    // COURSE ROWS
                    string subj = (string)row["subjectID"];
                    string course = (string)row["courseNumber"];
                    string cname = (string)row["courseName"];
                    string credits = (string)row["credits"];

                    if ((subj == "") || (subj == "0") || (course == "") || (course == "0"))
                        ((HyperLink)e.Item.FindControl("hlCourse")).Visible = false;
                        ((HyperLink)e.Item.FindControl("hlCourseName")).Visible = false;
                        // No link, just course name
                        ((Label)e.Item.FindControl("lblCourseName")).Text = cname;
                        ((Label)e.Item.FindControl("lblCourseName")).Visible = true;
                        // Show linked subject & course
                        ((HyperLink)e.Item.FindControl("hlCourse")).Text = subj + " " + course;
                        ((HyperLink)e.Item.FindControl("hlCourse")).NavigateUrl =
                            Session["path"] + "Course.aspx?subj=" + subj + "&num=" + course;
                        ((HyperLink)e.Item.FindControl("hlCourse")).Visible = true;
                        // Hide unlinked course name
                        ((Label)e.Item.FindControl("lblCourseName")).Visible = false;
                    if ((cname == "") || (cname == "0"))
                        ((HyperLink)e.Item.FindControl("hlCourseName")).Visible = false;
                        // Show linked course name
                        ((HyperLink)e.Item.FindControl("hlCourseName")).Text = cname;
                        ((HyperLink)e.Item.FindControl("hlCourseName")).Visible = true;
                        ((HyperLink)e.Item.FindControl("hlCourseName")).NavigateUrl =
                            Session["path"] + "Course.aspx?subj=" + subj + "&num=" + course;

                    if ((credits == "") || (credits == "0"))
                        ((Label)e.Item.FindControl("lblCredits")).Visible = false;
                        ((Label)e.Item.FindControl("lblCredits")).Visible = true;
                        ((Label)e.Item.FindControl("lblCredits")).Text = credits;


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Question by:vcbertini
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Carl Tawn earned 500 total points
ID: 34242410
They are, but you have myData declared within the ItemDataBound method, which makes it local to that method. Simply move the variable declaration to the class-level.

i.e. Put:

    DataSet myData;

Outside of any method in your page. Then in the Repeater1_ItemDataBound method change:

    DataSet myData = new DataSet();


    myData = new DataSet();

Author Closing Comment

ID: 34242466
I didn't know you could do that! Thanks!

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