AcceptRejectRule Enumeration


Determines the action that occurs when the AcceptChanges or RejectChanges method is invoked on a DataTable with a ForeignKeyConstraint.

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

Public Enumeration AcceptRejectRule

Member nameDescription

Changes are cascaded across the relationship.


No action occurs (default).

Changes to a DataTable are not final until you call the AcceptChanges method. When either AcceptChanges or RejectChanges is called on a row in the parent table, the AcceptRejectRule value determines whether or not changes are propagated to corresponding rows in the child table.

The following example creates a ForeignKeyConstraint, sets various of its properties, including the AcceptRejectRule, and adds it to a DataTable object's ConstraintCollection.

Private Sub CreateConstraint(dataSet As DataSet, _
   table1 As String, table2 As String, _
   column1 As String, column2 As String)

   ' Declare parent column and child column variables.
   Dim parentColumn As DataColumn
   Dim childColumn As DataColumn
   Dim foreignKeyConstraint As ForeignKeyConstraint

   ' Set parent and child column variables.
   parentColumn = dataSet.Tables(table1).Columns(column1)
   childColumn = dataSet.Tables(table2).Columns(column2)
   foreignKeyConstraint = New ForeignKeyConstraint _
      ("SupplierForeignKeyConstraint", parentColumn, childColumn)

   ' Set null values when a value is deleted.
   foreignKeyConstraint.DeleteRule = Rule.SetNull
   foreignKeyConstraint.UpdateRule = Rule.Cascade
   foreignKeyConstraint.AcceptRejectRule = AcceptRejectRule.None

   ' Add the constraint, and set EnforceConstraints to true.
   dataSet.EnforceConstraints = True
End Sub

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Return to top