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DataColumnMappingCollection.GetColumnMappingBySchemaAction Method

Gets a DataColumnMapping for the specified DataColumnMappingCollection, source column name, and MissingMappingAction.

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

public static DataColumnMapping GetColumnMappingBySchemaAction(
	DataColumnMappingCollection columnMappings,
	string sourceColumn,
	MissingMappingAction mappingAction


Type: System.Data.Common.DataColumnMappingCollection
The DataColumnMappingCollection.
Type: System.String
The case-sensitive source column name to find.
Type: System.Data.MissingMappingAction
One of the MissingMappingAction values.


The mappingAction parameter was set to Error, and no mapping was specified.

If the DataColumnMapping exists in the collection, it is returned.

If the DataColumnMapping does not exist in the collection, for a given MissingMappingAction, the following actions occur:


Action Taken


Creates a DataColumnMapping with the specified source column name as both the source column name and the DataSet column name. This DataColumnMapping is not added to the collection.


An InvalidOperationException is generated if the specified column mapping is missing.


Gets a null value.

The following example searches for a DataColumnMapping with the given source column name within the collection. If the object exists, it is returned. The example assumes that a DataColumnMappingCollection collection and a DataColumnMapping object have been created.

public void FindDataColumnMapping() 
    // ...
    // create mappings and mapping
    // ...
    if (mappings.Contains("Description"))
        mapping = DataColumnMappingCollection.GetColumnMappingBySchemaAction
            (mappings, "Description", MissingMappingAction.Ignore);

.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.