DataRowCollection.Find DataRowCollection.Find DataRowCollection.Find DataRowCollection.Find Method

Definition

Gets a specified DataRow using the PrimaryKey index (performance should be an O(log n) operation).

Overloads

Find(Object[]) Find(Object[]) Find(Object[]) Find(Object[])

Gets the row that contains the specified primary key values.

Find(Object) Find(Object) Find(Object) Find(Object)

Gets the row specified by the primary key value.

Find(Object[]) Find(Object[]) Find(Object[]) Find(Object[])

Gets the row that contains the specified primary key values.

public:
 System::Data::DataRow ^ Find(cli::array <System::Object ^> ^ keys);
public System.Data.DataRow Find (object[] keys);
member this.Find : obj[] -> System.Data.DataRow
Public Function Find (keys As Object()) As DataRow

Parameters

keys
Object[]

An array of primary key values to find. The type of the array is Object.

Returns

A DataRow object that contains the primary key values specified; otherwise a null value if the primary key value does not exist in the DataRowCollection.

Exceptions

Examples

The following example uses the values of an array to find a specific row in a collection of DataRow objects. The method assumes that a DataTable exists with three primary key columns. After creating an array of the values, the code uses the Find method with the array to get the particular object that you want.

private void FindInMultiPKey(DataTable table)
{
    // Create an array for the key values to find.
    object[]findTheseVals = new object[3];

    // Set the values of the keys to find.
    findTheseVals[0] = "John";
    findTheseVals[1] = "Smith";
    findTheseVals[2] = "5 Main St.";

    DataRow foundRow = table.Rows.Find(findTheseVals);
    // Display column 1 of the found row.
    if(foundRow != null)
        Console.WriteLine(foundRow[1]);
}
 Private Sub FindInMultiPKey(ByVal table As DataTable)
    ' Create an array for the key values to find.
    Dim findTheseVals(2) As Object

    ' Set the values of the keys to find.
    findTheseVals(0) = "John"
    findTheseVals(1) = "Smith"
    findTheseVals(2) = "5 Main St."

    Dim foundRow As DataRow = table.Rows.Find(findTheseVals)
    ' Display column 1 of the found row.
    If Not (foundRow Is Nothing) Then
        Console.WriteLine(foundRow(1).ToString())
    End If
End Sub

Remarks

To use the Find method, the DataTable object to which the DataRowCollection object belongs must have at least one column designated as a primary key column. When two or more rows have the same primary key value, then the first row found is returned. This occurs when EnforceConstraints is set to false. See the PrimaryKey property for more information about how to create a PrimaryKey column, or an array of DataColumn objects when the table has more than one primary key.

See also

Find(Object) Find(Object) Find(Object) Find(Object)

Gets the row specified by the primary key value.

public:
 System::Data::DataRow ^ Find(System::Object ^ key);
public System.Data.DataRow Find (object key);
member this.Find : obj -> System.Data.DataRow
Public Function Find (key As Object) As DataRow

Parameters

key
Object Object Object Object

The primary key value of the DataRow to find.

Returns

A DataRow that contains the primary key value specified; otherwise a null value if the primary key value does not exist in the DataRowCollection.

Exceptions

Examples

The following example uses the Find method to find the primary key value "2" in a collection of DataRow objects. The method returns the specific DataRow object letting you change its values, as needed.

private void FindInPrimaryKeyColumn(DataTable table, 
    long pkValue)
{
    // Find the number pkValue in the primary key 
    // column of the table.
    DataRow foundRow = table.Rows.Find(pkValue);

    // Print the value of column 1 of the found row.
    if(foundRow != null)
        Console.WriteLine(foundRow[1]);
}
 Private Sub FindInPrimaryKeyColumn(ByVal table As DataTable, _
    ByVal pkValue As Long)
    ' Find the number pkValue in the primary key 
    ' column of the table.
    Dim foundRow As DataRow = table.Rows.Find(pkValue)

    ' Print the value of column 1 of the found row.
    If Not (foundRow Is Nothing) Then
        Console.WriteLine(foundRow(1).ToString())
    End If
End Sub

Remarks

To use the Find method, the DataTable object to which the DataRowCollection object belongs must have at least one column designated as a primary key column. See the PrimaryKey property for more information about how to create a primary key column.

See also

Applies to