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DataSet.Clear Method

Clears the DataSet of any data by removing all rows in all tables.

Namespace: System.Data
Assembly: System.Data (in system.data.dll)

public void Clear ()
public void Clear ()
public function Clear ()

If the DataSet is bound to an XmlDataDocument, calling DataSet.Clear or DataTable.Clear raises the NotSupportedException. To avoid this situation, traverse each table, removing each row one at a time.

The following example clears the DataSet of all rows in all tables.

private void ClearDataSet(DataSet dataSet)
{
    // To test, print the number rows in each table.
    foreach(DataTable table in dataSet.Tables)
    {
        Console.WriteLine(table.TableName + "Rows.Count = " 
            + table.Rows.Count.ToString());
    
    // Clear all rows of each table.
    dataSet.Clear();

    // Print the number of rows again.
    foreach(DataTable table in dataSet.Tables)
    {
        Console.WriteLine(table.TableName + "Rows.Count = "  
            + table.Rows.Count.ToString());
    


Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0
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