DataSet.Relations Property


Get the collection of relations that link tables and allow navigation from parent tables to child tables.

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

public DataRelationCollection Relations { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Data.DataRelationCollection

A DataRelationCollection that contains a collection of DataRelation objects. An empty collection is returned if no DataRelation objects exist.

The following example prints the column name of all child tables through the Relations property.

Private Sub PrintChildRelationRows()
   ' Declare variable to hold the row values.
   Dim rowValues As String
   Dim dataSet As DataSet

   ' Get the DataSet of a DataGrid that is displaying data 
   ' of at least two tables.
   Dim table As DataTable = CType(DataGrid1.DataSource, DataTable)

   ' Navigate using the Relations.
   Dim relation As DataRelation
   Dim row As DataRow
   Dim column As DataColumn

   ' Print the names of each column in each table.
   For Each relation In dataSet.Relations
      For Each column in relation.ChildTable.Columns
          rowValues &= column.ColumnName & " "

    ' Display results.
   End Sub

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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