DataRow.GetParentRows Method (String, DataRowVersion)

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

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

public DataRow[] GetParentRows (
	string relationName,
	DataRowVersion version
public DataRow[] GetParentRows (
	String relationName, 
	DataRowVersion version
public function GetParentRows (
	relationName : String, 
	version : DataRowVersion
) : DataRow[]



The RelationName of a DataRelation.


One of the DataRowVersion values specifying the version of the data to get. Possible values are Default, Original, Current, and Proposed.

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 relation is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The row does not belong to the table.


The row does not have the requested DataRowVersion.

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.

Use the HasVersion property to determine whether the DataRowVersion that you want exists.

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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