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VB.net DataTable colum type

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Hi

I want to find out whether a column in my DataTable is numeric, date or text type.
How do I do this?
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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you have the DataColumn's datatype (Columns collection on the DataTable):
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.data.datacolumn.datatype%28v=vs.110%29.aspx
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by:murbro
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Hi

Thanks. I am working with an existing  Datatable pulled from SQL so I don't know
the column types. What VB.net code do I use to retrieve these types?

Thanks
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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as written above:
the DataTable has a Columns property, and you just examine that one, taking the column item you are interested in...
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by:murbro
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My mistake. Thanks very much Guy
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