DataSet.Copy Method ()


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Copies both the structure and data for this DataSet.

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

public DataSet Copy()

Return Value

Type: System.Data.DataSet

A new DataSet with the same structure (table schemas, relations, and constraints) and data as this DataSet.


If these classes have been subclassed, the copy will also be of the same subclasses.

The following example uses the Copy method to create a copy of the original DataSet.

private void CopyDataSet(DataSet dataSet)
    // Create an object variable for the copy.
    DataSet copyDataSet;
    copyDataSet = dataSet.Copy();

    // Insert code to work with the copy.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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