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DataView.RowFilter Property

Gets or sets the expression used to filter which rows are viewed in the DataView.

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

public virtual string RowFilter { get; set; 
/** @property */
public String get_RowFilter ()

/** @property */
public void set_RowFilter (String value)

public function get RowFilter () : String

public function set RowFilter (value : String)

Property Value

A string that specifies how rows are to be filtered. For more information, see the Remarks section.

To form a RowFilter value, specify the name of a column followed by an operator and a value to filter on. The value must be in quotation marks. For example:

"LastName = 'Smith'"

See the Expression property of the DataColumn class for more information.

To return only those columns with null values, use the following expression:

"Isnull(Col1,'Null Column') = 'Null Column'"

The following example creates a DataView and sets its RowFilter property.

private void MakeDataView() 
{
    DataView view = new DataView();

    view.Table = DataSet1.Tables["Suppliers"];
    view.AllowDelete = true;
    view.AllowEdit = true;
    view.AllowNew = true;
    view.RowFilter = "City = 'Berlin'";
    view.RowStateFilter = DataViewRowState.ModifiedCurrent;
    view.Sort = "CompanyName DESC";

    // Simple-bind to a TextBox control
    Text1.DataBindings.Add("Text", view, "CompanyName");


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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