DataRow.SetParentRow Method (DataRow, DataRelation)

Sets the parent row of a DataRow with specified new parent DataRow and DataRelation.

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

public void SetParentRow (
	DataRow parentRow,
	DataRelation relation
public void SetParentRow (
	DataRow parentRow, 
	DataRelation relation
public function SetParentRow (
	parentRow : DataRow, 
	relation : DataRelation
Not applicable.



The new parent DataRow.


The relation DataRelation to use.

Exception typeCondition


One of the rows does not belong to a table


One of the rows is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The relation does not belong to the DataRelationCollection of the DataSet object.


The relation's child DataTable is not the table this row belongs to.

The following example sets the parent row of a specific child row.

Private Sub SetParent()
    ' Get a ParentRow and a ChildRow from a DataSet.
    Dim childRow As DataRow = _
    Dim parentRow As DataRow = _

    ' Set the parent row of a DataRelation.
    childRow.SetParentRow(parentRow, _
End Sub

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