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SqlDataSource.UpdateCommand Property

Gets or sets the SQL string that the SqlDataSource control uses to update data in the underlying database.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public string UpdateCommand { get; set; }
<asp:SqlDataSource UpdateCommand="String" />

Property Value

Type: System.String
An SQL string that the SqlDataSource uses to update data.

The UpdateCommand represents an SQL query or the name of a stored procedure, and is used by the Update method.

Because different database products use different varieties of SQL, the syntax of the SQL string depends on the current ADO.NET provider being used, which is identified by the ProviderName property. If the SQL string is a parameterized query or command, the placeholder of the parameter also depends on the ADO.NET provider being used. For example, if the provider is the System.Data.SqlClient, which is the default provider for the SqlDataSource class, the placeholder of the parameter is '@parameterName'. However, if the provider is set to the System.Data.Odbc or System.Data.OleDb, the placeholder of the parameter is '?'. For more information about parameterized SQL queries and commands, see Using Parameters with the SqlDataSource Control.

The UpdateCommand property can be an SQL string or the name of a stored procedure, if the data source supports stored procedures.

The UpdateCommand property delegates to the UpdateCommand property of the SqlDataSourceView object that is associated with the SqlDataSource control.

Security noteSecurity Note

For security purposes, the UpdateCommand property is not stored is view state. Because it is possible to decode the contents of view state on the client, storing sensitive information about the database structure in view state could result in an information disclosure vulnerability.

Security noteSecurity Note

Values are inserted into parameters without validation, which is a potential security threat. Use the Filtering event to validate parameter values before executing the query. For more information, see Script Exploits Overview.

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This section contains two code examples. The first code example demonstrates how to set the UpdateCommand property of the SqlDataSource control and update data in a Microsoft SQL Server database using the GridView control. The second code example demonstrates how to update data in an ODBC database using the GridView control.

The following code example demonstrates how to set the UpdateCommand property of the SqlDataSource control and update data in a SQL Server database using the GridView control. The GridView automatically populates the UpdateParameters collection, inferring the parameters from the BoundField objects, and calls the Update method when the Update link on the editable GridView is selected. This example also includes some post-processing: after a record is updated, a notification e-mail message is sent.

<%@Page  Language="C#" %>
<%@Import Namespace="System.Web.Mail" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<script runat="server">
 private void OnDSUpdatedHandler(Object source, SqlDataSourceStatusEventArgs e) {
    if (e.AffectedRows > 0) {
        // Perform any additional processing, 
        // such as setting a status label after the operation.
        Label1.Text = Request.LogonUserIdentity.Name +
            " changed user information successfully!";    
    }
    else {
        Label1.Text = "No data updated!";
    }
 }
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <asp:SqlDataSource
          id="SqlDataSource1"
          runat="server"
          DataSourceMode="DataSet"
          ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:MyNorthwind%>"
          SelectCommand="SELECT EmployeeID,FirstName,LastName,Title FROM Employees"
          UpdateCommand="Update Employees SET FirstName=@FirstName,LastName=@LastName,Title=@Title WHERE EmployeeID=@EmployeeID"
          OnUpdated="OnDSUpdatedHandler">
      </asp:SqlDataSource>

      <asp:GridView
          id="GridView1"
          runat="server"
          AutoGenerateColumns="False"
          DataKeyNames="EmployeeID"
          AutoGenerateEditButton="True"
          DataSourceID="SqlDataSource1">
          <columns>
              <asp:BoundField HeaderText="First Name" DataField="FirstName" />
              <asp:BoundField HeaderText="Last Name" DataField="LastName" />
              <asp:BoundField HeaderText="Title" DataField="Title" />
          </columns>
      </asp:GridView>

      <asp:Label
          id="Label1"
          runat="server">
      </asp:Label>

    </form>
  </body>
</html>

The following code example, which is functionally identical to the preceding code example, demonstrates how to update data in an ODBC database using the GridView control. The ProviderName is set to the ADO.NET provider for ODBC, the System.Data.Odbc, and the ConnectionString property is set to the name of an ODBC data source name (DSN).

<%@Page  Language="C#" %>
<%@Import Namespace="System.Web.Mail" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<script runat="server">

 private void OnDSUpdatedHandler(Object source, SqlDataSourceStatusEventArgs e) {
    if (e.AffectedRows > 0) {
        // Perform any additional processing, such as sending an e-mail notification.
        Label1.Text = Request.LogonUserIdentity.Name +
            " changed user information sucessfully!";
    }
    else {
        Label1.Text = "No data updated!";
    }
 }
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <!-- This example uses a Northwind database that is hosted by an ODBC-compliant
         database. To run this sample, create an ODBC DSN to any database that hosts
         the Northwind database, including Microsoft SQL Server or Microsoft Access,
         change the name of the DSN in the ConnectionString, and view the page.
    -->
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <asp:SqlDataSource
          id="SqlDataSource1"
          runat="server"
          ProviderName="System.Data.Odbc"
          DataSourceMode="DataSet"
          ConnectionString="dsn=myodbc3dsn;"
          SelectCommand="SELECT EmployeeID,FirstName,LastName,Title FROM Employees"
          UpdateCommand="Update Employees SET FirstName=?,LastName=?,Title=? WHERE EmployeeID=?"
          OnUpdated="OnDSUpdatedHandler">
      </asp:SqlDataSource>

      <asp:GridView
          id="GridView1"
          runat="server"
          AutoGenerateColumns="False"
          DataKeyNames="EmployeeID"
          AutoGenerateEditButton="True"
          DataSourceID="SqlDataSource1">
          <columns>
              <asp:BoundField HeaderText="First Name" DataField="FirstName" />
              <asp:BoundField HeaderText="Last Name" DataField="LastName" />
              <asp:BoundField HeaderText="Title" DataField="Title" />
          </columns>
      </asp:GridView>

      <asp:Label
          id="Label1"
          runat="server">
      </asp:Label>

    </form>
  </body>
</html>

.NET Framework

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

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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