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I have the following datatable, which has Units information. The Units have a surface in square meters. However the units can be split into subunits, in the datatable there is a ParentUnitID to know if that unit is splitted or not.

I need to validate that the sum of the surface of the child units, is equal to the surface of the parent unit.

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In anoter forum they helped me with this code


 var childrenByParentID = _unitDataSet.Unit.AsEnumerable().
                                     GroupBy(child => child.Field<int?>("ParentUnitId")).
                                     ToDictionary(group => group.Key);

            // Parents = children with no parent
            var parents = childrenByParentID[null];

            // Look for the first group which sum of surfaces is not the same as the parent's surface
            var invalidGroup = childrenByParentID.FirstOrDefault(group =>
            {
                bool invalid = false;

                if (group.Key != null)
                {
                    // Not the parents group
                    var parent = parents.Single(parent => parent.Field<int>("UnitID") == group.Key);

                    var totalSurface = group.Sum(group => group.Field<int>("Surface"));
                    invalid = (totalSurface != parent.Field<int>("Surface"));
                }

                return invalid;
            });

            if (invalidGroup != null)
            {
                // .. do something special
            }

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However I got this error.

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There're some common mistakes in this code. You've to change it->

change
  var parent = parents.Single(parent => parent.Field<int>("UnitID") == group.Key);
to
  var parent = parents.Single(p => p.Field<int>("UnitID") == group.Key);

change
    var totalSurface = group.Sum(group => group.Field<int>("Surface"));
to
    var totalSurface = group.Sum(g => g.Field<int>("Surface"));

last thing, you cannot compare object of KeyValuePair<,> with null, because its a Structure (valuetype) returned by following code
   invalidGroup = childrenByParentID.FirstOrDefault ......

try using ToLookup instead of ToDictionary

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