GetErrors Method

DataTable.GetErrors Method

Gets an array of DataRow objects that contain errors.

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

public DataRow[] GetErrors ()
public DataRow[] GetErrors ()
public function GetErrors () : DataRow[]
Not applicable.

Return Value

An array of DataRow objects that have errors.

Invoke GetErrors after invoking the DataSet class's GetChanges method. Also, be sure you do not invoke AcceptChanges on the DataTable until after you have resolved all errors, and have re-submitted the DataSet for updating.

The following example uses the GetErrors method to return an array of DataRow objects that have errors.

private void PrintAllErrs(DataSet dataSet)
    DataRow[] rowsInError; 
    foreach(DataTable table in dataSet.Tables)
        // Test if the table has errors. If not, skip it.
            // Get an array of all rows with errors.
            rowsInError = table.GetErrors();
            // Print the error of each column in each row.
            for(int i = 0; i < rowsInError.Length; i++)
                foreach(DataColumn column in table.Columns)
                    Console.WriteLine(column.ColumnName + " " + 
                // Clear the row errors

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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