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DataTable.GetErrors Method

Gets an array of DataRow objects that contain errors.

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

public DataRow[] GetErrors()

Return Value

Type: System.Data.DataRow[]
An array of DataRow objects that have errors.

Returns the list of DataRow objects that have RowError set. For example, errors can occur when calling Update with ContinueUpdateOnError set to true. Do not invoke AcceptChanges on the DataTable until you resolve all errors and resubmit the DataSet for updating.

The following example uses the GetErrors method to return an array of DataRow objects that have errors.

private void PrintAllErrs(DataSet dataSet)
    DataRow[] rowsInError; 

    foreach(DataTable table in dataSet.Tables)
        // Test if the table has errors. If not, skip it. 
            // Get an array of all rows with errors.
            rowsInError = table.GetErrors();
            // Print the error of each column in each row. 
            for(int i = 0; i < rowsInError.Length; i++)
                foreach(DataColumn column in table.Columns)
                    Console.WriteLine(column.ColumnName + " " + 
                // Clear the row errors

.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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