DataRow.GetChildRows Method (String)

Gets the child rows of a DataRow using the specified RelationName of a DataRelation.

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

public DataRow[] GetChildRows (
	string relationName
public DataRow[] GetChildRows (
	String relationName
public function GetChildRows (
	relationName : String
) : DataRow[]



The RelationName of the DataRelation to use.

Return Value

An array of DataRow objects or an array of length zero.

Exception typeCondition


The relation and row do not belong to the same table.


The row does not belong to the table.

The DataTable also contains a collection of DataRelation objects that is returned by the ChildRelations property.

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