DataTable.Copy Method ()


Copies both the structure and data for this DataTable.

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

Public Function Copy As DataTable

Return Value

Type: System.Data.DataTable

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

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

Copy creates a new DataTable with the same structure and data as the original DataTable. To copy the structure to a new DataTable, but not the data, use Clone.

The following example uses the Copy method to create a copy of the original DataTable. The namespace name is not retained if it is inherited from a parent DataTable or DataSet.

Private Sub CopyDataTable(ByVal table As DataTable )
    ' Create an object variable for the copy.
    Dim copyDataTable As DataTable
    copyDataTable = table.Copy()

    ' Insert code to work with the copy.
 End Sub

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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