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Best way to select specific columns in a LINQ query

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Being new to LINQ - In the code below how to select specific columns?

DataTable ResultView = LookUp(); //datatable has 3 columns

var query = (from lookup in ResultView.AsEnumerable()
            where lookup[2].ToString() == "cond" //this works
                select lookup[0], lookup[1] //??? Need only the first two columns
            );
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Question by:Mydeen Yussouf
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You would want to use the new keyword. You can pick an arbitrary name for each column:
var query = from lookup in ResultView.AsEnumerable()
            where lookup[2].ToString() == "cond" //this works
            select new
            {
                FirstColumn = lookup[0],
                SecondColumn = lookup[1] //??? Need only the first two columns
            };

// Use like this:
foreach (var item in query)
{
    Console.WriteLine(item.FirstColumn.ToString());
    Console.WriteLine(item.SecondColumn.ToString());
}

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by:Mydeen Yussouf
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Oh I forgot to mention, so here are the additional details and I am adding extra points.

I need to get the first two columns and as many rows as there are to a datatable. Is there a way to do that without using foreach in one single step...
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Is there a way to do that without using foreach in one single step...
What is it you want to do with the data? Remember, declaring the query itself (lines 1 to 7 in my last post) don't actually execute the query; the query is executed, in my example, in the foreach line. You can return a list of these columns if you like (negating the use of a foreach):

var items = query.ToList();

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by:Mydeen Yussouf
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I would like to store the resulting dataset in another datatable array

I would like to be able to return viewschemas[index] which is a Datatable.

I think I could do this now by(contd from above in pseudo code) :

Datatable x = new Datatable();
foreach(var item in query)
{
   x.addrow(query.datarow);
}

viewSchema[indx] = x;
return viewSchema[index];

It may look twisted but I am trying to use existing code as part of maintenance.
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käµfm³d   👽 earned 250 total points
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Well, I've managed to track down a method of doing what you seek via Linq; however, it would necessitate adding a bit of code. If you take the code from #1 and #2 at the following:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb669096(v=VS.90).aspx

you can subsequently do something like this:

var query = from lookup in ResultView.AsEnumerable()
            where lookup[2].ToString() == "cond" //this works
            select new
            {
                Column1 = lookup[0],
                Column2 = lookup[1]
            };

DataTable x = query.CopyToDataTable();

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P.S.

The following using statements are required for the code at that link:

using System;
using System.Data;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Reflection;

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by:Mydeen Yussouf
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@Kaufmed, did you try to compile the code?

Or is it meant to be pseudocode?
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by:käµfm³d 👽
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did you try to compile the code?
Did you add the code that I referred to in the link? The code I posted is not the entire solution--you need the code from the link as well. Just #1 and #2, though.
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