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vb.net datatable .clear method issue

Posted on 2011-09-02
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So i am trying to clear a datatable using the .clear() method for the table.

The issue i am running into is even though the table is cleared and there is no data in it i am getting an exception when i try to add data back into it.

Column 'DelayId' is constrained to be unique.  Value '2440' is already present.

so it seems like there is data already there, but when i check the row count before this code is executed it is 0. also i have tried .AcceptChanges() after the clear and it doesnt seem to make a difference.

I must be missing somethign stupid. Please help Thanks
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by:nepaluz
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try calling the reset method, i.e
Dim cv As DataTable = New DataTable("MES")
cv.Reset()

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by:michael_krell
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I believe when i did that it killed everything. meaning my columns were gone as well.
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Dim cv As DataTable = New DataTable("MES")
cv.Rows.Clear()
cv.AcceptChanges()

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by:michael_krell
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I have tried that.... sorry
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by:nepaluz
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Hmmm!! Be right back. (would help if you show some code on how the table is set up)
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by:michael_krell
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This is the code for how the table is setup
With PopStartIDs
            .TableName = "PopStartIDs"
            .Columns.Add("DelayId")
            .PrimaryKey = New DataColumn() {.Columns("DelayID")}
            .Columns("DelayId").Unique = True

        End With

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by:michael_krell
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ok. so i may have figured it out.......

Looks like i was doing some stupid stuff with the data i was loading into it....
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by:nepaluz
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stranger things have happened I suppose .... care to share so we can avoid the same?
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by:michael_krell
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Nothing complicated. I had a dataset that I was filling with data and using a dataadapter and .fill method. Whenever that code ran it added new records instead of replacing. I just cleared the table in the SQL dataset before running the .fill
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