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DataRow.GetColumnError Method (Int32)

Gets the error description for the column specified by index.

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

public string GetColumnError(
	int columnIndex


Type: System.Int32
The zero-based index of the column.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The text of the error description.


The columnIndex argument is out of range.

Use the SetColumnError method to set column errors.

To determine whether any errors exist for the columns collection, use the HasErrors method. Consequently, you can use the GetColumnsInError method to retrieve all the columns with errors.

To clear all errors for the columns collection, use the ClearErrors method.

The following example sets an error description for a specified DataRow.

private void SetColError(DataRow row, int columnIndex)
    string errorString = "Replace this text.";

    // Set the error for the specified column of the row.
    row.SetColumnError(columnIndex, errorString);

private void PrintColError(DataRow row, int columnIndex)
    // Print the error of a specified column.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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