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DataTable.Clear Method

Clears the DataTable of all data.

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

public void Clear()

All rows in all tables are removed. An exception is generated if the table has any enforced child relations that would cause child rows to be orphaned.

If the DataSet is bound to an XmlDataDocument, calling DataSet.Clear or DataTable.Clear raises the NotSupportedException. To avoid this situation, traverse each table, removing each row one at a time. When you use NewRow to create new rows, the rows must be processed before you call Clear.

The following example clears the table of all data.

private void ClearTable(DataTable table)
{
    try
    {
        table.Clear();
    }
    catch (DataException e)
    {
        // Process exception and return.
        Console.WriteLine("Exception of type {0} occurred.", 
            e.GetType());
    }

}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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

.NET Framework

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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