DataAdapter.Fill Method (DataSet, String, IDataReader, Int32, Int32)

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Adds or refreshes rows in the DataSet to match those in the data source using the DataSet name, and creates a DataTable.

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

virtual int Fill (
	DataSet^ dataSet, 
	String^ srcTable, 
	IDataReader^ dataReader, 
	int startRecord, 
	int maxRecords
protected int Fill (
	DataSet dataSet, 
	String srcTable, 
	IDataReader dataReader, 
	int startRecord, 
	int maxRecords
protected function Fill (
	dataSet : DataSet, 
	srcTable : String, 
	dataReader : IDataReader, 
	startRecord : int, 
	maxRecords : int
) : int



A DataSet to fill with records.


A string indicating the name of the source table.


An instance of IDataReader.


An integer indicating the location of the starting record.


An integer indicating the maximum number of records.

Return Value

The number of rows successfully added to or refreshed in the DataSet. This does not include rows affected by statements that do not return rows.

See the remarks for Fill for additional information.

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0