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ObjectDataSourceView.ExecuteInsert Method

Performs an insert operation by calling the business object method that is identified by the InsertMethod property using the specified values collection.

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

protected override int ExecuteInsert(
	IDictionary values


Type: System.Collections.IDictionary

A IDictionary of parameters used with the InsertMethod property to perform the insert operation. If there are no parameters associated with the method, pass null.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
The number of rows inserted; otherwise, -1, if the number is not known. For more information, see Insert.


The CanInsert property returns false.


values is null or empty.

The ObjectDataSourceView class implements the inherited ExecuteInsert method to insert data into an underlying data store using a business object. Page developers and data-bound control authors do not call the ExecuteInsert method directly; instead, use the publicly exposed Insert method.

Before the insert is performed, the OnInserting method is called to raise the Inserting event. You can handle this event to examine the values of the parameters and perform any preprocessing before the Insert method is called.

To perform an insert operation, the ObjectDataSourceView control uses reflection to call the method that is identified by the InsertMethod property and any associated parameters that are in the values collection, and then executes it. After the operation completes, the OnInserted method is called to raise the Inserted event. You can handle this event to examine any return values, error codes, and perform any post-processing.

For more information on returning the number of rows inserted, see Insert.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0