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DataRow.AcceptChanges Method

Commits all the changes made to this row since the last time AcceptChanges was called.

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

Public Sub AcceptChanges
Dim instance As DataRow

public void AcceptChanges ()
public function AcceptChanges ()

Exception typeCondition


The row does not belong to the table.

When invoking AcceptChanges, the EndEdit method is implicitly called to end any edits. If the RowState of the row was Added or Modified, the RowState becomes Unchanged. If the RowState was Deleted, the row is removed.

See the BeginEdit method for more information.

The DataTable class also has an AcceptChanges method which affects changes made to the whole table.

The following example first creates a new DataTable with one column, and then creates a single DataRow. As the DataRow is created, added, modified, and deleted, its RowState is printed.

Private Sub DemonstrateAcceptChanges()
    ' Run a function to create a DataTable with one column.
    Dim table As DataTable = MakeTable()
    Dim row As DataRow 
    ' Create a new DataRow.
    row = table.NewRow()
    ' Detached row.
    Console.WriteLine("New Row " & row.RowState)
    ' New row.
    Console.WriteLine("AddRow " & row.RowState)
    ' Unchanged row.
    Console.WriteLine("AcceptChanges " & row.RowState)
    row("FirstName") = "Scott"
    ' Modified row.
    Console.WriteLine("Modified " & row.RowState)
    ' Deleted row.
    Console.WriteLine("Deleted " & row.RowState)
 End Sub
 Private Function MakeTable()As DataTable
    ' Make a simple table with one column.
    Dim table As DataTable = New DataTable("table")
    Dim fnameColumn As DataColumn = New DataColumn( _
        "FirstName", Type.GetType("System.String"))
    MakeTable = table
 End Function

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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