I would like to return the schema of a Datatable using C#

Posted on 2011-03-09
Last Modified: 2013-12-17
I would like to return the schema of a Datatable using C#

For example:

DataSet ds = new DataSet();

return ds.Tables[0].GetSchema();

Is this possible
Question by:Mr_Shaw
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Dhaest earned 500 total points
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You can also just loop over your columns to get the information.

DataTable dt=...;
foreach (DataColumn c in dt.Columns)
  Console.WriteLine(c.ColumnName + " " + dt[c]);


Author Comment

ID: 35082404
Hi Dhaest,

I need to return a Table
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Expert Comment

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You can just execute one query that will return the data in a datatable

SqlConnection cn = new SqlConnection("PutYourConnectionStringOverHere");
SqlDataAdapter da = new SqlDataAdapter("SELECT * FROM Information_Schema.Tables where Table_Type = 'BASE TABLE'", cn");
DataTable dt = new DataTable();

Now is dt filled with your information

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