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write datable to memory stream... cant read from stream

Posted on 2012-04-11
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Hi Guys,

I have built a website that allows user to upload csv file to datatable.  Maybe I don't quite understand the purpose of memory stream.

I write to stream by the below code


thanks!!

public partial class _Default : System.Web.UI.Page
{

    DataTable table;
    DataTable table2;
    protected DataTable dtable;
    MemoryStream memStm = new MemoryStream();

    protected void Unnamed2_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
...create table here
        table.AcceptChanges();

        GridView1.DataSource = table;
        GridView1.DataBind();

        table.WriteXml(memStm,XmlWriteMode.WriteSchema);
        memStm.Seek(0, System.IO.SeekOrigin.Begin);
}}

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then in a new section

    protected void Button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e) //launch program
    {

        DataTable newTable = new DataTable();
        memStm.Seek(0, System.IO.SeekOrigin.Begin);
        newTable.ReadXml(memStm);

        GridView2.DataSource = newTable;
        GridView2.DataBind();

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I thought when I wrote to memory, I could always access it, any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

thanks
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Question by:solarissf
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by:BuggyCoder
ID: 37833925
because its an asp.net page, every request will be handled by fresh instance of Default page handler.
for you to save datatable to be used across your page postbacks, just save it in session as:-

protected void Unnamed2_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
...create table here
        table.AcceptChanges();

        GridView1.DataSource = table;
        GridView1.DataBind();

        Session["table"]=table;
}

protected void Button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e) //launch program
    {

        DataTable newTable = Session["table"] as DataTable;

        GridView2.DataSource = newTable;
        GridView2.DataBind();
}
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by:solarissf
ID: 37833946
I was told that if I save in session, once the table gets huge, which it will, user performance will suffer and the page will take forever to load.  Is this true?
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by:BuggyCoder
ID: 37834036
in that case i think you should go for jquery ui and get the data using ajax and bind it on client side.
by doing so you can only fetch the data that is new and append it on client side....
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by:solarissf
ID: 37834048
sorry, above my knowledge spectrum.  Before I get into learning that method, what if I write the xml to the actual server, then delete it at end of method?

I didn't want to do that at first though.  What are the benefits/drawbacks from using your method vs writing to server?

thanks
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BuggyCoder earned 500 total points
ID: 37834061
in case of xml you have to save as many xml files as number of requests to your page.
then you should know which xml to bind to which user.

That's practically impossible, if your datatable has less than say 1000 rows, go for session, otherwise jquery/ajax...

you can also use paging in gridview to limited number of data from from datatable to your markup....

Remember, session data doesn't travel back to client, it remains in IIS Memory only.....
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by:solarissf
ID: 37834093
thank you very much,,this cleared up alot.
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