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Posted on 2011-03-08
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how do i adding identity column to datatable?

i want it to Increment by 1 each time i enter a row in.


here is the sample code that i have coded in c#:

        DataTable dt = new DataTable();

        dt.Columns.Add("DomainNames");
        dt.Columns.Add("Status");
        dt.Columns.Add("Delete");
        dt.Columns.Add("Enabled");
        dt.Columns.Add("Index");


This creates columns

i want it to auto Increment by 1 each time i enter a row in.

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To add auto increment column in the DataTable, we can set the AutoIncrement property of the DataColumn object as true and specify the seed value after adding that field into the DataTable object.


// create columns for the DataTable
DataTable dTable =  new DataTable();
DataColumn auto = new DataColumn("AutoID", typeof(System.Int32));
dTable.Columns.Add(auto);
// specify it as auto increment field
auto.AutoIncrement = true;
auto.AutoIncrementSeed = 1;
auto.ReadOnly = true;


Source: http://www.dotnetfunda.com/interview/exam545-how-to-add-auto-increment-column-in-the-datatable-.aspx
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