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UpdateRule Property

ForeignKeyConstraint.UpdateRule Property

Gets or sets the action that occurs across this constraint on when a row is updated.

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

public virtual Rule UpdateRule { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Data.Rule
One of the Rule values. The default is Cascade.

The following example creates a ForeignKeyConstraint, sets various of its properties, and adds it to a DataTable object's ConstraintCollection.

' The next line goes into the Declarations section of the module: 
' SuppliersProducts is a class derived from DataSet. 
Private suppliersProducts As SuppliersProducts 

Private Sub CreateConstraint()
   ' Declare parent column and child column variables. 
   Dim parentColumn As DataColumn
   Dim childColumn As DataColumn
   Dim fkConstraint As ForeignKeyConstraint

   ' Set parent and child column variables.
   parentColumn = suppliersProducts.Tables("Suppliers").Columns("SupplierID")
   childColumn = suppliersProducts.Tables("Products").Columns("SupplieriD")
   fkConstraint = New ForeignKeyConstraint( _
       "SuppierFKConstraint", parentColumn, childColumn)

   ' Set null values when a value is deleted.
   fkConstraint.DeleteRule = Rule.SetNull
   fkConstraint.UpdateRule = Rule.Cascade
   fkConstraint.AcceptRejectRule = AcceptRejectRule.Cascade

   ' Add the constraint, and set EnforceConstraints to true.
   suppliersProducts.Tables("Suppliers").Constraints.Add(fkConstraint)
   suppliersProducts.EnforceConstraints = True 
End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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