Specifies how to read XML data and a relational schema into a DataSet.
Assembly: System.Data (in System.Data.dll)
Performs the most appropriate of these actions:
If the data is a DiffGram, sets XmlReadMode to DiffGram.
If the dataset already has a schema, or the document contains an in-line schema, sets XmlReadMode to ReadSchema.
If the dataset does not already have a schema and the document does not contain an in-line schema, sets XmlReadMode to InferSchema.
|Reads any inline schema and loads the data. If the DataSet already contains schema, new tables may be added to the schema, but an exception is thrown if any tables in the inline schema already exist in the DataSet.|
|Ignores any inline schema and reads data into the existing DataSet schema. If any data does not match the existing schema, it is discarded (including data from differing namespaces defined for the DataSet). If the data is a DiffGram, IgnoreSchema has the same functionality as DiffGram.|
|Ignores any inline schema, infers schema from the data and loads the data. If the DataSet already contains a schema, the current schema is extended by adding new tables or adding columns to existing tables. An exception is thrown if the inferred table already exists but with a different namespace, or if any of the inferred columns conflict with existing columns.|
|Reads a DiffGram, applying changes from the DiffGram to the DataSet. The semantics are identical to those of a Merge operation. As with the Merge operation, RowState values are preserved. Input to ReadXml with DiffGrams should only be obtained using the output from WriteXml as a DiffGram.|
|Reads XML fragments, such as those generated by executing FOR XML queries, against an instance of SQL Server. When is set to Fragment, the default namespace is read as the inline schema.|
|Ignores any inline schema, infers a strongly typed schema from the data, and loads the data. If the type cannot be inferred from the data, it is interpreted as string data. If the DataSet already contains a schema, the current schema is extended, either by adding new tables or by adding columns to existing tables. An exception is thrown if the inferred table already exists but with a different namespace, or if any of the inferred columns conflict with existing columns.|
Use the members of this enumeration when setting the ReadMode parameter of the ReadXml method.
Auto mode may be slower than setting to an explicit option.
Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)
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