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DataTable.Copy Method

Copies both the structure and data for this DataTable.

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

Public Function Copy As DataTable

Return Value

Type: System.Data.DataTable
A new DataTable with the same structure (table schemas and constraints) and data as this DataTable.
If these classes have been derived, the copy will also be of the same derived classes.
Copy creates a new DataTable with the same structure and data as the original DataTable. To copy the structure to a new DataTable, but not the data, use Clone.

The following example uses the Copy method to create a copy of the original DataTable. The namespace name is not retained if it is inherited from a parent DataTable or DataSet.

Private Sub CopyDataTable(ByVal table As DataTable )
    ' Create an object variable for the copy. 
    Dim copyDataTable As DataTable
    copyDataTable = table.Copy()

    ' Insert code to work with the copy. 
 End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, 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)

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

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