How to: Set the Default Value of a DataColumn

Data columns can be assigned default values. The default value is assigned in the column as new rows (records) are created.

To assign a default value to a data column

  1. Open a dataset in the Dataset Designer.

  2. Select the column you want to assign a default value to.

  3. In the Properties window, set the DefaultValue property to the desired default value.

See Also


Walkthrough: Displaying Data on a Form in a Windows Application

How to: Connect to Data in a Database

How to: Change the Caption of a DataColumn

How to: Set the Data Type of a DataColumn

How to: Add Columns to a DataTable

How to: Create an Autonumber DataColumn


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