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Accepting or Rejecting Changes to Rows

After verifying the accuracy of changes made to data in a DataTable, you can accept the changes using the AcceptChanges method of the DataRow, DataTable, or DataSet, which will set the Current row values to be the Original values and will set the RowState property to Unchanged. Accepting or rejecting changes clears out any RowError information and sets the HasErrors property to false. Accepting or rejecting changes can also affect updating data in the data source. For more information, see Updating the Database with a DataAdapter and the DataSet.

If foreign key constraints exist on the DataTable, changes accepted or rejected using AcceptChanges and RejectChanges are propagated to child rows of the DataRow according to the ForeignKeyConstraint.AcceptRejectRule. For details, see Adding Constraints to a Table.

The following example checks for rows with errors, resolves the errors where applicable, and rejects the rows where the error cannot be resolved. Note that, for resolved errors, the RowError value is reset to an empty string, resulting in the HasErrors property being set to false. When all the rows with errors have been resolved or rejected, AcceptChanges is called to accept all changes for the entire DataTable.

If workTable.HasErrors Then
  Dim errRow As DataRow

  For Each errRow in workTable.GetErrors()

    If errRow.RowError = "Total cannot exceed 1000." Then
      errRow("Total") = 1000
      errRow.RowError = ""    ' Clear the error.
    End If
End If

if (workTable.HasErrors)

  foreach (DataRow errRow in workTable.GetErrors())
    if (errRow.RowError == "Total cannot exceed 1000.")
      errRow["Total"] = 1000;
      errRow.RowError = "";    // Clear the error.


See Also

Manipulating Data in a DataTable | DataRow Class | DataSet Class | DataTable Class