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DataRow.GetParentRows Method (String)

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

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

public DataRow[] GetParentRows (
	string relationName
public DataRow[] GetParentRows (
	String relationName
public function GetParentRows (
	relationName : String
) : DataRow[]
Not applicable.



The RelationName of a DataRelation.

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.

In a DataSet, the collection of all parent DataRelation objects for the data set is returned by the GetParentRows method.

The DataTable also contains a collection of DataRelation objects, returned by the ParentRelations property.

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0